Tactless, crass, egotistical junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry! In an effort to make Billie more socially acceptable, Harry hires a young, idealistic reporter, Paul Verrall, to smarten her up. Verrall has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock's activities. Sparks soon fly between the pair, ignited by her yearning to learn. Billie wisens up to Harry's activities and fights back to end the corruption. Billie may have buried her smarts beneath layers of satin and showgirl sass, but she is clever beyond perception! A Broadway hit in 1946 that still resonates in today's political climate and a perfect prescription for those already politically weary in an election year!
RATING: BEST ENJOYED BY AGES 13 AND UP
"Garson Kanin's 1946 comedy might as well be an episode of 'The Daily Show' for all its applications to our own topsy-turvy times."
- Chicago Tribune
Sunday, November 17th
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January 31st, 2020 - February 15th, 2020
FREE Inside the Civic Workshops
Saturday, November 9th, 2020
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Friday, January 31st at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 1st at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 2nd at 2:00pm
Friday, February 7th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted & Audio Descriptive Performance)
Saturday, February 8th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.