Hillary Clinton and her family attended the final performance of the Broadway play The Color Purple, and received a “sustained standing ovation” from the sold-out crowd, the New York Times reports. She attended the performance with her daughter, Chelsea, and husband, Bill Clinton.
The Sunday matinee was the last performance for the Tony Award-winning production. Other famous faces, such as Phylicia Rashad and Debra Messing, were also in the crowd.
Jordan Serpone, a Clinton supporter, said spotting Mrs. Clinton was a surprisingly emotional experience for him, saying:
“I was having every emotion I’ve tried to get rid of over the best few weeks,” he said during intermission. He shook her hand but is still filled with frustration over her loss. “She shouldn’t be here. She should be planning her cabinet.”
Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since losing the election in November, notes the Times. However, she has since been sighted in the woods near her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and again at an independent bookstore in Rhode Island.
The whole country should give Hillary Clinton a standing ovation!