In December 1981, Elaina Newport was part of a group of Senate staffers who wrote several parodies and then performed at a holiday get together for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As it turns out, that was the birth of the political satire group now known as The Capitol Steps.
“We thought we’d just entertain for the Christmas party and make fun of our bosses and the president,” Newport says. “And we thought surely someone would tell us to stop or fire us, or both. But nobody did. And now 30 years later we are still performing all over the country.”
Friday – a week and a half before the election - The Capitol Steps bring their political mocking to Boise. The group will perform at 8:00 p.m. at the Morrison Center on the Boise State campus.
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