Capitol Steps Perform on Election’s Doorstep at FSU

The traveling troupe of former Congressional staffers known as The Capitol Steps performed in the Performing Arts Center at Frostburg State University on Wednesday, October 26. The performance, held less than two weeks before the U.S. presidential election, lampooned current American political leaders, both Republican and Democrat.

The night of musical comedy featured ‘appearances’ by President Obama, both former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic nominee for the presidency Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican candidate for the presidency Donald Trump, Vice-Presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former President George W. Bush, New Jersey Governor Chris Christy, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonya Sotomayor, Pope Francis, and many more.  Even Ann Coulter made an appearance throughout the evening.

Particuarly memorable skits included a monologue by Bill Clinton in which he lamented the strain of Secretary Clinton’s campaign on the amount of time the couple has together – a grievance he was all too happy to bear. The Supreme Court justices delighted in a skit calling on the Senate to appoint Merrick Garland to the Court. It’s been years, Judge Ginsburg proclaimed, since a “young stud” of 63 sat on the court. Ginsburg and Sotomayor proceeded to express themselves through an adapted rendition of “Stop! In the Name of Love,” by no other than The Supremes.

A mock fourth debate was held between Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, in which moderator Rachel Maddow led candidates through a battle of jokes in the spirit of levity.

A reception held in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center followed the performance, celebrating 60 years of the Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State. To learn more about CES and it’s programs, visit them online.

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