Members of Congress dressed in ill-fitting costumes gathered in Washington on Tuesday, where they dramatically recited lines someone else wrote for them in front of an audience that struggled at times to understand the meaning of their words.
Then, when they finished their normal day’s work at the Capitol Building, 16 of them hoofed it to a nearby theater and performed a little Shakespeare.
House lawmakers joined a group of journalists on Tuesday night at Sidney Harman Hall for the annual “Will on the Hill” charity play, where aspiring thespians displayed the acting skills they have so carefully honed during their careers on Capitol Hill.
Their performance combined lines from Shakespeare with a modern political storyline, complete with characters who played journalists, NSA agents, candidates, “concerned citizens,” super PAC founders, a blogger and even one “tweeter.”
But aye, here’s the rub: Much like the politicians themselves, the event was underwritten by a host of corporateRead More »from All the world's a stage, and all the politicians merely players