David Hayward (letter, April 18) objected to politics being injected into the performance of “Spamalot”.

Perhaps Hayward is unaware that the script of “Spamalot” is written to include reference to local politicians. It’s in the text.

While performed on Broadway, the actors regularly mentioned New York politicians.

“Spamalot” also contains several references to global politics (for example, Dennis’ denial of Arthur’s monarchy and his insistence that he lived in a collective).

The cast didn’t push any political agenda by mentioning the current governor by name. The cast remained neutral.

After all, they were medieval characters; what do they know about current politics?

Any reaction from the audience was the audience’s reaction.

Doree Austin


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