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
Billie Dawn - KATHERINE MUMMA
Harry Brock - TODD SPRATT
Paul Verrall - NICHOLAS W. MUMMA
Ed Devery - DAN COYNE
Senator Norval Hedges - MICHAEL ROBINSON *
Mrs. Hedges - SANDY GRAHAM KIRCHINGER
Eddie Brock - ROBERT DAVIDSON
The Assistant Manager - RYAN ARTHUR JOHNSON
Helen - MARSHALL HOLMER
Hotel Staff - AJ ROSE
Hotel Staff - ERWIN ST ROSE
Hotel Staff - NATHANIEL WILLIAMS *
Stage Manager - LISA BRANNAN
Assistant Stage Manager - TORRI JO MITCHELL
Light Board Operator - ELVIN E. EAST
A1 Operator - REED SHILTS
Playback Operator - DAVIS HENDERSON
Floor Crew/ Props
DERRICK JAMES JR.
* DENOTES CIVIC DEBUT
Directors - LISA ABBOTT & ATIS KLEINBERGS
Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume Designer - ELAINE KAUFFMAN
Lighting Designer - KATRINA BAIOCCHI
Sound Designer - MAYA ABLAO
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - LISA BRANNAN
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
As a period piece, Born Yesterday contains material that would not be deemed acceptable by contemporary standards.
Live flame may be used in this production.
The run time for this production is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission.
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.