Woman who stormed stage during Trump-like 'Julius Caesar' arrested
Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump and Gregg Henry, center left, portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, in New York on May 21, 2017. (Joan Marcus / The Public Theater)
Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press
Published Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:39PM EDT
NEW YORK -- A New York production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: A 24-year-old activist stormed the stage, yelling, "Do you want Trump to be assassinated?"
Police say Laura Loomer was arrested Friday evening during the production presented in Central Park by the city's Public Theater. She was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
She was released but asked to appear in court to respond to the charges at a later date.
The conservative activist said on social media that she's not apologetic about interrupting the production.
Delta and Bank of America have both pulled their sponsorship of the Public Theater, which is known for its edgy, modern productions.