There was no protest either about Lester’s co-star Simon Russell Beale, born to British parents in what was then British Malaya and a former chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, playing a German Jew.
Actually there was (see below). I agree that this is a facile take. How can acting and the theater not be impacted by the kind of cultural warfare and actual warfare going on around us? And the reason why Jews in the US have not had the same kind of conversations as people of color have about the performances of their identity is that for a long enviable time they haven't had to.