DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report
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Lawmakers, activists and local actors will appear at a special 11-hour reading of Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's report on the findings of the special counsel investigation, a Washington, D.C., theatre announced on Thursday.

As many as 200 guests including District Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonDC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Democrat accuses GOP of opposing DC statehood because of 'race and partisanship' DC statehood will give representation to city residents and rectify a deep injustice MORE (D) and former Virginia Rep. Jim MoranJames (Jim) Patrick MoranStar-studded cast to perform play based on Mueller report DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report Bottom line MORE (D) will appear at Arena Stage's full reading of volume II of Mueller's report, which dealt with instances of possible obstruction of justice committed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE.

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“Why read the Mueller Report at Arena Stage? As a theater focused on American plays and American stories, the Mueller Report is a far-reaching and intricate American story about D.C. and the people in it,” artistic director Molly Smith said in a press release.

“This is our city and so many of these events happened here. It’s a community service to read the report with a multiplicity of voices from the world of the arts and politics and everyday citizens. Many people have only heard the report in bits and pieces — this gives them the opportunity to read aloud without comment, listen and make up their own minds. This reading is, in many ways, a democratic act," Smith added.

The list of readers include many local Democratic advocates and politicians, including Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen and activist Charlotte Clymer. The event is also soliciting volunteers to read parts of the report from members of the public.

“There is something really wonderful about reading aloud with a group of people, especially if that group is representative of our broader community,” said Jjana Valentiner, the event's organizer. “The Mueller Report can be quite dense and heavy at times, but there is a real clarity when it is read aloud with many different voices.”

Scores of House Democrats — as well as one Republican lawmaker, Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Hill's Morning Report - Pompeo condemns Iran for 'act of war' while Trump moves with caution Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' MORE (Mich.) — have announced their support for impeachment proceedings following the publication of Mueller's report.