Back in 1981, a group of Senate staffers thought it would be fun to publicly satirize the very people who employed them. Actually, a few of Senator Charles Percy’s staffers tried to put together a nativity play for a Christmas party, but were unable to find three wise men or a virgin on Capitol Hill; instead, they created some satirical skits and songs based on the headlines of the day. They had a great time and they were well received – thirty years later, they’re still doing it.
Most of the current members of the Capitol Steps have, at one time or another, worked on Capitol Hill. In the end, they found it was more fun to gently mock and satirize current events than to be actively involved in them.
Capitol Steps celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year with a summer in the Massachusetts Berkshires. Capitol Steps will perform nightly (except Tuesdays) from July 2 to September 3, 2011, at Cranwell Resort, which is just a few miles from our Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes. Enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at the resort before the show, or linger for a late night meal and drinks after the show. We look forward to hearing about your favorite bits sometime back at our Berkshires lodging.
For tickets or more information about these summer performances, please visit Capitol Steps.