Eric Krebs in association with Capitol Steps presents CAPITOL STEPS: Between Iraq and a Hard Place Conceived, Written and Directed by BILL STRAUSS, ELAINA NEWPORT AND MARK EATON with contributions from the cast and Congress THE COMPANY MIKE CARRUTHERS, KEVIN CORBETT, MORGAN DUNCAN ANN JOHNSON, ELAINA NEWPORT, BARI SEDAR TRACEY STEPHENS, MIKE THORNTON, MIKE TILFORD
Musical Director: KEN LUNDIE Standby Pianist: MICHAEL ROBERTS Set Concept: R.J. MATSON Lighting Design: KRISTA MARTOCCI Prop and Costume Design: LINDA ROSE PAYNE Sound Design: JILL B.C. DuBOFF Technical Director: BRAD VAN GRACK Production Coordinator: MARINA BRIDGES Advertising Representative: RAVE! ADVERTISING Press Representatives: JEFFREY RICHARDS ASSOCIATES/IRENE GANDY
John Houseman Theatre
450 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues)
(212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com
July 15 - August 31, 2003 They're back! CAPITOL STEPS, the zany outrageous group that started 22 years ago as entertainment for a Senate Office party, return to Theater Row with their biting and amazingly witty political satire. Their latest production, "Between Iraq and a Hard Place," takes on "W" and the war, his Mommy and Daddy, the dismal Democratic contenders, airport security, West Nile virus, the economic fizzle, Mayor Bloomberg's smoking policy, and a plethora of other social conditions. If you've seen it on television or read it in the newspapers, it's fodder for this creative force that gleefully thumbs its nose at the preposterous. They'll take your favorite songs, rearrange the words, and have you laughing in the aisles. "You Don't Send Me Flowers" as an Arafat/Sharon duet? "Maria" from "West Side Story" easily becomes "Korea," and big business greed is bemoaned to the tune of "YMCA." You get the picture. Wigs and costumes fly, the satire bites, and the audiences keep coming back for more, no matter how precarious the world situation may be. Ya might as well laugh!
- Laurie Lawson -