Playwright Tony Kushner, who penned the heavily left-wing, U.K. theater production “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,” now brings Americans yet another politically-charged play, which centers around a “mentally ill” Donald Trump.
Kushner, talking to Tim Teeman, senior editor and writer at The Daily Beast, compared the Trump Presidency to “a nightmare in high gear.” According to The Daily Beast, Kushner will “write Trump as a direct character, rather than anything oblique or symbolic,” as viewers witnessed in the much-criticized Shakespeare in the Park production, Julius Ceasar.
Kushner continued to bemoan the Trump Presidency:
He may do things that do not surprise us. We can imagine the worst he can do – mishandle things so much that we end up in a nuclear war…He just runs round and round in his grim little well saying the same things over and over again. Occasionally he will write or say something funny like ‘Covfefe,’ but the last five months have been astonishingly one-note and flat.
One-note and flat? Kushner must be talking about the now predictable anti-Trump screeds of lefty singers, actors, writers and playwrights. Given the new’s alarmist obsession with Russia, Planned Parenthood, Ivanka’s supposed blunderings, Trump’s tweets, and the GOP health care bill, the politics around Trump have been anything but “flat.”
Even Salon dubbed Kushner’s view on the President Trump “familiarly alarming, if somewhat different in tone.”
And it’s the familiarity of Kushner’s frantic and rather pretentious commentary on Trump that’s truly “one-note and flat,” because, honestly – it’s no different from what the rest of liberal, elitist America has to say.
Kushner continued his tirade, detailing just how antithetical Trump is to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, declaring definitively the President is “borderline psychotic,” and “seriously mentally ill.”
But really, Kushner’s diatribe was just over-the-counter anti-Republican hate. He then went on to detail how President Ronald Reagan, a central figure in “Angels in America,” “was really disgusting too, but not as venal.”
The entertainment establishment appears to be in agreement with messages in Kushner’s last politically charged production, which Salon deemed “the last great drama of the 20th Century and fundamental to theater in the 21st.” The two-part production won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards for best play in 1993 and 1994, the HBO adaptation landing an Emmy Award in 2004. All for filtering “national themes” through the filter of about two percent of the population.