Friday, October 28, 2022 at 7:30pm
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Two Cheers for Democracy.
In this new show, Capitol Comedy sends up the first 18 months of the Biden Administration and more with comedy
sketches, song parodies, mock commercials and fake news updates. Thankfully (or not)
personalities across the political spectrum, left, right and center, are ripe for comic dissection.
Neither Democrats, nor Republicans, nor Independents are sacred.
No topic is off-limits as the troupe finds humor in :
Politically motivated redistricting and enforcement of voting regulations; the Supreme Court’s
mind change on Roe vs. Wade; the purging of books from public schools; the effects of the
Covid-19 epidemic on parents, teachers, and schools; the promotion of “protest tourism”; and
even the ever-expanding list of groups and topics about which one may not joke.
See what happens when President Biden visits a psychic to get advice from former
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, only to have the medium conjure up the ghost of Richard
Melodies from Chopin and Gilbert and Sullivan provide the music as Biden sings “I will
defeat inflation” (“I’m Always Chasing Rainbows”) and “I Am The Commander In Chief” (My
Name Is John Wellington Wells”) to describe what he will and won’t do in Ukraine.
Song parodies poke fun at world figures as when Vladimir Putin sings “If you’re good to
Putin, Putin good to you” to a well-known song from the musical “Chicago,” and they send up a
current Republican ritual when the Election Fairy offers a candidate advice about visiting
“MAGA Gaga Land” to a familiar tune from “Peter Pan.”
Washington-based writer-director-producer Nicholas Zill assembled this troupe of
exceptionally gifted sketch performers, singers and impressionists called Capitol Comedy. He
formed Capitol Comedy to fill a political comedy vacuum created by the retirement of the group
Zill and his City in a Swamp Productions have churned out a river of politically satirical
videos, as well as politically humorous stage productions in Los Angeles, among them Obama
Spy Drama, How Obama Got His Groove Back, and with Capitol Comedy, Biden My Time.
Two Cheers for Democracy is double cast. The troupe includes Dan Amerman, Shefali Deshpande, Travis Jo Dixon, Cristina Florez, Annabella Gil, Trevor Keyfauver, Adam LaSalle,
Alivia Long, Julia Mack, Aaron Matijasic, Joshua Odsess-Rubin, Sarah Oliver.
Director: Caitlin Hart. Music Director and Accompanist: Brenda Varda. Choreographer:
Cristina Florez. Costume Designer: Vicki Conrad. Tech Director & Sound Designer: Matt
Richter. Producer and Chief Writer: Nicholas Zill. Assistant Producer & Contributing Writer:
Karen Zill. Other contributing writers: Aaron Matijasic, Neil and Sue McElroy, Jon Nowick