By Garson Kanin
June 22, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Post War America could not get enough of Born Yesterday after it opened on Broadway in 1946. Garson Kanin's smart comedy made a star of Judy Holliday, who went on to appear in the celebrated 1950 film. Holliday played Billie Dawn, showgirl and "fiancé" of corrupt businessman Harry Brock, who brings Billie along with him to Washington while he pursues his business of bribing Congressmen to secure favorable contracts. Embarrassed by her ignorance despite her "arm candy" appeal, Harry arranges for Billie to be tutored by newspaperman, Paul Varrel. Soon everyone will discover that even if Billie Dawn lacked a little schooling, she was never dumb. Billie proves herself a quick study and soon this comic showgirl turns the world upside down! Throw in a little romance, and you have the perfect stage comedy.
Twice revived on Broadway, New Harmony Theatre revives Born Yesterday this summer of 2018 because a classic comedy of this stature is always smart and its message always satisfying.
Sunday, July 1 at 2:00pm
419 Tavern Street, New Harmony, IN 47631