The Actors’ Equity Association called out critics of the controversial “Julius Caesar” production at Shakespeare in the Park for “pearl clutching.” Kate Shindle, the president of the national labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers, blasted Delta Airlines and Bank of America for withdrawing their sponsorships from the New York Public Theater amid complaints that the production shows the assassination of a President Trump lookalike. “The Public Theater has a long tradition of producing thoughtful work that is in keeping with one of our most important traditions — the free exchange of ideas under the First Amendment,” Shindle said in a statement to the Daily News. “‘Julius Caesar’ has always been a provocative piece of theatre that asks the audience to… Next »
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