CAPITOL STEPS:  Between Iraq and A Hard Place
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 -

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