A man who pleaded guilty to disrupting a performance by the Chicago company of the musical Hamilton was placed under six months of court supervision by the Cook County court and ordered to stay away from Hamilton and any other Broadway in Chicago productions for the same length of time, according to the Associated Press.
John Palmer, 56, was charged with misdemeanor trespassing after he began yelling, cursing, and “making actresses fearful” at the November 19 performance of the show at PrivateBank Theatre in downtown Chicago, the day after a Broadway audience had booed Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at a performance of the same show.
Witnesses testified that Palmer “took his seat late, appeared intoxicated and was talking loudly in an aggressive manner” according to the Chicago Tribune. When he heard the line, “Immigrants / We get the job done," Palmer reportedly started shouting obscenities, mentioning Democrats and clenching his fists.
Palmer’s attorney Jonathan Feldman had said Palmer was reacting to an audience that was clearly “hostile” to President-Elect Donald J. Trump, whom Palmer supported.