“Threats of violence” have convinced a Washington D.C. theater to back out of hosting the play “FBI: Lovebirds.” The play, which is set to star Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson, is centered around texts shared between real-life FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
Peter Strzok was a key figure in the Mueller investigation and was dismissed after it was discovered he was not only having an extramarital affair with Page, but also sharing concerning political texts with her. Strzok at one point described the Mueller investigation as an “insurance policy” in case Trump won the presidency in 2016. After Trump proved victorious, Strzok said he was “depressed.”
The texts are often cited as examples of a bias many believe has been at the center of the Mueller investigation from the beginning.
Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, both of whom co-wrote and produced “Gosnell,” are putting on a play centered around the texts. The dialogue is pulled straight from the actual conversations between Strzok and Page. With Cain set to star as Strzok and Swanson set to star as Page, the play was going to premiere on June 13 at The Mead Theater in Washington D.C.
The Mead Theater informed the producers behind “FBI: Lovebirds” on Wednesday that they will no longer host the play due to supposed security concerns.
Source: Fox News
“We are appalled. The Mead Theater withdrew the event, citing “threats of violence.” In actuality, this is an attempt to squash the content of FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers and what it reveals about the anti-Trump forces in the government. They knew we are filming the play and planning to release it online. That’s why they banned us. They just don’t want the truth out there,” producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney said in a public statement.
They added that the fact that the play is using the undeniable existence of these texts as the center of the play is what is frustrating the left so badly.
“In fact, the theatrical establishment is really afraid of the way we are using Verbatim Theater, which utilizes only the actual words and texts from Strzok and Page. The intolerant left can’t challenge the actual, verbatim text,” they wrote.
They went on to call the decision by the Mead Theater “cowardice.”
In a video posted to YouTube, the producers insisted that the play will still take play on June 13 in Washington D.C. and it will still be filmed and uploaded online. They asked fans to support the project by giving to its crowdfunding campaign which can be found here.
This is not the first controversy surrounding “FBI: Lovebirds.” Actress Kristy Swanson previously received a death threat from a Twitter user who remains on the social media platform.
What’s so strange about the anger thrown at this play is that what McAleer and everyone else is doing is not political at all. These texts exist. Bias within the Mueller investigation is undeniable because of Strzok and Page. However, these are facts that challenge the fantasies Trump’s critics have created surrounding both the Mueller investigation and the president’s guilt. They can’t deny facts, so their only option is censorship.
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