On Friday evening, the famous Broadway show “Hamilton” was faced with a unique conflict when they realized that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in the audience. Though no stranger to high-profile guests, the content of the show compelled the cast to deliver a message to their special guest at the conclusion of the evening.

Stepping forward during the curtain call, actor Brandon Dixon thanked the Vice President for attending and told him that their cast represents the marginalized groups all over the nation anxious about Trump’s administration and the safety of people like themselves.

Dixon said that he hoped Pence took away from the play a greater sense of who needs protecting and what really matters. During Dixon’s speech, the audience booed Pence occasionally when it came to Dixon’s line about feeling afraid and marginalized.

In response to Dixon’s measured message, President-elect Trump posted two furious tweets in which he characterized Pence’s theater experience as some horrific, traumatizing incident.

Who needs safe spaces now, Donny boy?

The only thing that “Hamilton” need apologize for is allowing Pence to attend the show at all rather than giving those tickets to some of the marginalized people they spoke for. But then again, maybe Pence did learn a thing or two from the phenomenal show.



Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com