Last night, Vice President Mike Pence attending the national tour of The King and I in Washington, DC. Cast member Jose Llana shared his thoughts on his attendance on his Instagram, which he has graciously allowed us to reprint here.
Tonight Vice President came to our show. Had he come backstage I would've thanked him for watching our story. A story, told by a predominately brown cast, about a world leader offering a hand of friendship rather than building a wall. A story about 3 strong women, each one challenging that world leader and his misogyny. A story told by a company that includes homosexuals like myself, none of which need conversion therapy. I would've ask him if he wants his children and grandchildren to know that he supports a man who defended Nazis and white supremacists. I would've asked him to do better. Do better.