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. . . Lightened Up a Little

Sunday, June 29, 2003; Page C02

. . . lightened up a little. Sure, sure. Washington is the center of the political universe. And yes, yes, it's a news junkie's paradise. But everyone needs to laugh -- even the lobbyists. That's where the Capitol Steps come in. A comedy troupe started by former Hill workers, the Steps skewer the newsmakers of the day in a show that's equal parts "Saturday Night Live" satire and MacNeil/Lehrer machinations. One good guffaw, and you'll never feel the same about the politicians and all their "Lirty Dies."

In the Steps' world, Hans Blix and the Inspectors take on a little Motown sound. (File Photo/Michael Temchine For The Washington Post)

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The Entire Series

Capitol Steps

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center amphitheater. Tickets are $31.50. For details, call 202-312-1555, or go to www.capsteps.com.

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