$20,000 gleaned from your paychecks was used to fund a musical about a lesbian illegal alien. Obama holdover Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Arts Endowment (NEA), awarded the generous grant to the San Francisco Mime Troupe.
“Walls” the musical tells the story of a mentally disturbed illegal that sings about her lesbian passion for a U.S. border agent.
The theater group’s website asks “What part of herself will this American give up to pass as ‘American?’ Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?”
The pulpy story includes such gems as “On My Watch,” a song in which a border agent mournfully complains about her duty to enforce the law.
It’s unclear why such a production required $20,000 to fund it. It’s also puzzling that a group that calls themselves the “Mimes” are putting on a musical. The bountiful NEA grant was awarded after the group claimed that they would be “playmaking workshops in California’s Central Valley with low-income youth, inmates, and migrant workers. The Troupe plans to offer educational community forums with partner organizations on health-related topics.”
In other words, troupe members have vague intentions to spread their liberal agenda wherever they can. Why would anyone go to a health forum hosted by an acting troupe?
Their website reads: “We uphold socialist ideals. The red star and red flags have a long history of representing people’s struggle, socialism and communism. This should not be read as support for totalitarian regimes. Just the opposite.”
The troupe’s logo features a prominent red star. But don’t worry, they don’t support totalitarianism. Just socialism and communism.