New Off-Broadway Play Puts George W. Bush on Trial Each Night With Audience as Jury

Trial American President

It’s been almost a decade since George W. Bush left office but the progressive left is still completely obsessed with him. A new off-Broadway play even puts the former President on trial each night.

Heat Street reports:

Audiences Get to Convict or Acquit George W. Bush in New Interactive Play ‘The Trial of an American President’

George W. Bush is keeping a relatively low profile this election season. He supported his brother Jeb Bush’s doomed presidential bid and has been helping out Todd Young, John McCain and Rob Portman in their Senate campaigns.

But with peculiar timing, he is about to find himself in the dock— in a new play entitled The Trial of an American President, written by playwright Dick Tarlow. Each night an actor playing former President Bush will be put on trial for his foreign policy in the Middle East. Eight audience members will be chosen as the jury to rule on his fate, when the off-Broadway play starts its run, on September 17 at The Lion Theatre.

Bush will be played by Tony Carlin, who has had supporting roles in Star Trek: Voyager and The Blacklist and who coincidentally acted off-Broadway a decade ago in David Hare’s play Stuff Happens, which also excoriated Bush. (In that production, though, Carlin played an aide to Tony Blair and not the President.)

The show’s website rather ambitiously states: “Witness the unprecedented event. For the first time in history, an American president is on trial for crimes against the world. Will our 43rd president be found guilty of launching an illegal war that caused civilian deaths and spawned the growth of Al-Qaeda and ISIS and the use of brutal torture, or will he leave a free man? You decide.”

Can we get a play that puts Obama or Hillary on trial?

How about Lois Lerner of the IRS?

No? Didn’t think so.


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