When it comes to irony, or perhaps pure confluence, there are plenty of times in which the truth is a little stranger than fiction, and nowhere has that been more true than it has been in Florida over the years.
Now, with the FBI continuing to locate and prosecute those who participated in attempted insurrection of January 6th and suggesting that they are “traitors” to their country, a man playing the infamous character of Judas in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar stands accused of participating as well.
A Broadway actor currently playing Judas in a traveling production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” was arrested Tuesday on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, authorities said.Advertisement - story continues below
James Beeks, 49, of Orlando, is charged with obstruction of Congress, which is a felony, and unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds, a misdemeanor, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Prosecutors said Beeks is “an affiliate of the Oath Keepers,” who joined up with some members of the anti-government organization on Jan. 6 and marched in a “stack” formation that stormed into the Capitol.
The FBI has already arrested well over 500 people in the case, and are still looking for the public’s help in identifying several hundred more participants.