Alyssa Milano, Annette Bening and Zachary Quinto were among the star-studded cast of a one-night-only stage play based on the Mueller Report, live-streamed Monday night. The full performance, which was performed in Manhattan, is now available to watch online.
“The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” dramatizes passages from the special counsel’s report, focusing on the 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan wrote the show, which hews closely to the original report, released in full in April.
Sitting at lecterns draped with American flags, the Hollywood figures took on Beltway alter-egos, with John Lithgow reading for President Donald Trump, Joel Grey for former attorney general Jeff Sessions and — in a stroke of casting genius — Jason Alexander for former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Annette Bening narrates, Kevin Kline stands in for Mueller and the rest of the cast, including Justin Long, Kyra Sedgwick and Aidan Quinn, fill in the cast of characters ripped-from-the-headlines.
Mark Hamill, Sigourney Weaver and Julia Louis-Dreyfus also participated, though they were not in the live play.
“The Investigation” was produced by Abigail Disney, Susan Disney Lord and Timothy Disney and presented by Law Works, an organization that seeks “to expose current threats to core American values and electoral systems,” according to its website.
“The Mueller Report represents a turning point in our democracy — it establishes probable cause that a sitting president of the United States committed crimes,” a Law Works donation page, linked to its announcement of the play, said.
The report did not indict the president on any counts of obstruction of justice. Mueller states in the report that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Milano, a vocal critic of Trump, directly mentioned the president in a tweet Monday, asking him to watch the performance, saying “We all know you haven’t read the Mueller report. Think of this as the cliff notes version.”