Michael Moore is un-banned. He says on Facebook that he will perform a one man show at the Murphy Theater in Wilmington, Ohio on October 6th. He’s filming it and will “have it out” before the election.
The theater has been publicly supported financially in the past by one of his arch enemies, Glenn Beck. Wilmington is in a heavily Republican county.
Moore had said previously that he’d been banned by the nearby Midland Theater in Licking County. He took a licking, that’s for sure. He posted:
“We got a call from the theater management telling us, “We’re sorry but the community board that oversees the theater has voted to not allow Michael Moore to perform his show here. We are declining the rental.” When asked why, it was explained to us that, “Michael Moore’s appearance here could reflect negatively upon the Midland Theatre. He is too controversial and the risk is too great. The board is afraid that renting the theater to him may cause the theater to lose long-standing patrons. Our board here is fairly conservative and it was felt that Mr. Moore would try to sway people’s minds to vote his way.”
But now he’s all set. The shows are October 6 and 7 at 8pm, and they are free! Moore writes:
“So why am I coming to Trump Country in Clinton County? Because I think I know why a lot of people in Ohio and Michigan, some of them my neighbors, are voting for Donald Trump — good Midwestern people whose lives have been upended by “the system that’s been rigged against them.” They used to be part of something that was called “the middle class.” Now they have a chance to hit back, to pick up a virtual baseball bat and smash that old system by voting for the outsider known as Trump. I want to talk to these voters. I want to see if I can meet them half-way. And I want to give them an hour or so of some good laughs over the craziest election year we’ve ever seen”
Moore says he may swing by the Midland Theater anyway and perform his show on the street.