VP 2013 Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

Written By: Garson Kanin
Directed by: Barbara Barkan
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Run of Show

“Born Yesterday” ran March 8-23, 2013, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm

Born Yesterday PlaySynopsis

Born Yesterday is one of America’s original screwball comedies! Harry Brock is a business tycoon who goes to Washington trying to break into the “special interest” business with an ethically-challenged senator. He realizes that his fiancée, Billie Dawn, may need a makeover to fit his new inside-the-beltway image. To ensure that Billie gets properly “culturefied,” Brock hires a D.C. journalist to give the seemingly dim-witted blonde a crash course in politics, history, literature, and—of course—true love. The Golden Age of comedy proves that times haven’t changed. Washington pay-for-play, All-American humor and true love weren’t born yesterday, they are stronger than ever!


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The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Billie Dawn Thea Grabiec
Harry Brock Joe Capucini
Paul Verrall Matthew Gretzinger
Ed Devery Ed Burnham
Senator Norval Hedges Paul Causman
Mrs. Hedges Kate Argow
Eddie Brock Nick Morgan
Helen, a maid Carol Ann Erford

Program Staff

Director Barbara Barkan
Producers Patrick Drummond & Sara Speelman
Stage Managers Debbie Marinik & Nick Morgan
Lighting Design Andrew C. Todd
Lighting Crew Debbie Marinik & Allen Wilkinson
Sound Crew Susan McCann
Fight Coordinator Qarie Marshall
Costume Design Kari Kapszukiewicz
Set Design Wes Skinner
Set Dressing John DuVall
Set Construction Brad Ray
Painters & Dutchers Wes Skinner
Program Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design Jake Gordy
Production Logo Christopher Jagodzinski
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Sandy Blanchard, Kimberly Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Darlene Hatfield, Patty Hoover, Denise McHugh, Dianne Nowakowski, & Susan Rice
Publicity Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Special Thanks ARTCo Salon, Paul Causman, Tom Kleinhart, Markey’s, Nick Morgan, Zac Gilley, Gina Serna, The Toledo Rep

The Show!

Place: Washington, D.C.

Time: 1946

Act 1: September
Act 2: About two months later
Act 3: Late that night