Cher public, you may be interested or alarmed (as the case may be) to glean a little more information about the namesake of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, home to, among others, the New York City Opera.

Mr. Koch is chairman of the board of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which finances such right-wing front groups as the Tax Day Tea Party (AKA “Teabagging”) and Patients United Now, an “AstroTurfing” shell organization dedicated to the prevention of health care reform. 

So, cher public, come November, as you lean back in your plush red velvet seats and regale your ears with the dulcet tones of Weisgall’s Esther, just do keep in mind that those dulcet strains are brought to you by David H. Koch, co-author (at several removes) of this recent performance piece:

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