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In the mood for a little political satire in this election season? Then head to a performance by The Capitol Steps, the musical satire group, at the Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Political Satire in the Berkshires

This group of musically talented former politicos got its start in December 1981 when staff members for Senator Charles Percy were working on entertainment for a Christmas party, and decided to spoof the very people they worked with and for.

I make it a point each summer to see the show at Cranwell. The musical skits are hilarious, although I find it’s always easier to laugh when the joke is on the party you didn’t vote for! But never fear, the Capitol Steps gleefully skewer both sides of the aisle. So mix a little politics in with your music and culture this summer in the Berkshires. Shows are performed nightly, except Tuesdays, now through Labor Day weekend.