Well, it’s not really official but in a short interview before the Tony Awards Sunday night, Noma Dumezweni, actress who portrays Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, boldly told Variety that President Trump should not come see the show. She believes the reason the play continues to resonate so much here is probably because of the current sociopolitical climate.
Donald Trump is NOT welcome at “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” says actress Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione in @JK_Rowling‘s stage phenomenon (Watch) #TonyAwards https://t.co/J38eYkTmB6 pic.twitter.com/m5vKSylPfH
— Variety (@Variety) June 10, 2018
The Tony Award winning play follows Harry, employee at the Ministry of Magic, and his son, Albus, who is preparing to begin his Hogwarts schooling. Harry is feeling overtaxed and is constantly haunted by his dark past. Meanwhile, Albus is experiencing the strain of being in his father’s shadow.
Dumezweni mentions the story, and J.K. Rowling’s message is about becoming more connected by bringing our darkness into the light, which I guess Dumezweni feels is not a message the President promotes.
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