Liberal Actors to Perform Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report

Several performers have experience portraying U.S. presidents

Julia Louis-Dreyfus with former Vice President Joe Biden
• June 24, 2019 2:45 pm


A group of prominent liberal actors will perform a live reading of an adaptation of the Mueller report Monday night.

Performers Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Hamill, Annette Benning, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Alyssa Milano, and Jason Alexander are among those who will read a version of the Mueller report courtesy of playwright Robert Schenkkan, Deadline reports.

Several of the actors have experience portraying fictional U.S. presidents, including Louis-Dreyfus in the HBO show Veep, Kline in the 1993 comedy Dave, and Lithgow in a recently canceled Broadway play about Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The performance is called The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in 10 Acts, and is being presented by Law Works, an "organization that engages bipartisan voices and educates the public on the Mueller investigation and the importance of the rule of law." The performance will be available to watch the Law Works website, where the group is soliciting donations to "hold President Trump accountable."

Schenkkan previously wrote the Tony Award-winning play All the Way and its sequel The Great Society, both of which depict President Lyndon Johnson bending rules and making secret deals to get progressive legislation passed.

In May, House Democrats performed a reading of the 448-page report, which did not find conclusive evidence of conspiracy between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia and did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Former secretary of state John Kerry touted Monday's performance in a tweet, writing not to miss the "act of public service by these artists."

Seventy-eight House Democrats thus far support impeaching Trump or opening impeachment proceedings, as well as one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (R., Mich.). Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has been publicly resistant to impeachment, although she has accused Trump of engaging in a cover-up.

The report was released to the public, with some portions redacted, on April 18. One House Democrat complained earlier this month that only three percent of the public had read the report.