Thursday October 4, 2012

KEENE, N.H. -- The Capitol Steps will spotlight the U.S. Presidential election when they open the season Thursday, at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. The comedy troupe founded by former Capitol Hill staffers performs "The Take the Money and Run for President" program at 7:30 p.m.

A post-show reception with the Capitol Steps will allow Redfern patrons to meet with the comedians whose nonpartisan political satire is ripped right from the headlines.

The Washington, D.C. based troupe known for putting the "mock" in democracy return to the Redfern after a four-year hiatus with plenty of new material. Since 1981, the Capitol Steps have recorded 31 albums one for every year they have filled theaters throughout the U.S. and been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.

They can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.

Tickets range from $45 to $20, and $5 for Keene State students. For tickets, call the Redfern Box Office at 603-358-2168 or order at www.keene.edu, where there is more information about the Redfern’s 2012-13 season.