The theater company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” features actors wearing modern dress and a blond, business suit-wearing title character. The character is stabbed to death in a bloody scene midway through the play.
“No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” Delta said in a statement. “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”
The play is running through June 18 as part of the Public Theater’s popular “Shakespeare in the Park” series in Manhattan’s Central Park.