by Garson Kanin
directed by John Miller-Stephany
A deliciously witty screwball comedy
A Broadway triumph-turned-1950 Academy Award-nominated film Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead. Harry Brock, a junk-dealer millionaire on the rise, hunkers down in a lavishly decorated hotel room in Washington with his brassy chorus girl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow. Hoping to influence a senator in some personal business dealings, he soon gets advice suggesting that the seemingly dim-witted blonde will need a little polish to get ahead in D.C. society. Brock hires a newspaperman for the task but gets more than he bargained for when, in a deliriously funny and romantic turn of events, he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing. Don’t miss this sharp-witted crooked comedy – a swell escape for family and friends this holiday season!
| Mrs. Hedges
|Bootblack||Warren C. Bowles
| Eddie Brock
| Assistant Hotel Manager
| Paul Verrall
||John Patrick Hayden
|Senator Norval Hedges
||Mathew J. LeFebvre
||C. Andrew Mayer
|Voice and Dialect Coach
||Karen K. Wegner
|Assistant Stage Manager
StarTribune: Garson Kanin "struck our funny bone with the circumstances and characters in this elegant comedy"
BroadwayWorld.com: Born Yesterday refreshes the seasonal stage
AisleSay:"an amusing, well-acted romantic comedy and political satire"
Twin Cities Live: Emily Engberg goes backstage to follow Alexis Bronkovic and Mark Benninghofen as they assume character and get ready to take the stage in Born Yesterday