Inside the Star-Studded Reading of The Investigation, the Mueller Report Onstage

Oscar Cross
June 27, 2019

The dramatic rendering of former Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's lengthy report on President Trump was adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan.

After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of Mueller's report in April.

Monday night's live reading of the Mueller report was divided into ten sections to correspond with ten alleged acts of obstruction carried out by Donald Trump.

The reading was streamed on the Law Works website and featured Kevin Kline as Mueller, Joel Grey as Jeff Sessions, Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, and Alfre Woodard as Hope Hicks.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Hamill, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Michael Shannon, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver and John Lithgow participated in a live reading of passages from the Mueller report for "The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts". It will be performed before a live audience in NY and streamed on the Law Works website beginning at 9 p.m.

The event is executive produced by Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney and Timothy Disney and presented by LawWorks.

Former secretary of state John Kerry touted Monday's performance in a tweet, writing not to miss the "act of public service by these artists".

In May, House Democrats performed a reading of the 448-page report, which did not find conclusive evidence of conspiracy between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian Federation and did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

The one-night only staged reading is organized by Law Works, which says it works to educate the public on the integrity of USA judicial systems. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) are also scheduled to make appearances. If the Mueller Report is required reading for citizens in a democracy, The Investigation is required viewing in a country where truth must prevail.

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