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May 7, 2010

 

Auditions set for Born Yesterday

Auditions for our third show, Born Yesterday will be June 20 and 22, 6:30 pm, at Hallowell City Hall.  Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, will be directed by Mike Clements and Alicia Ouellette and produced by Linda Duarte. Parts are available for 12 men and 4 women.

These auditions are cold readings. This means reading from the script without preparing beforehand.

For more information, contact the Director at mcclements (at) roadrunner.com.

About the Show:

This famous comedy enjoyed one of the longest runs in history. It was also the basis for two film versions (most famously starring William Holden and Judy Holiday).

The vulgar, egotistic 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. Billie must be taught some of the amenities, and a few basic bits of information.

The young, idealistic magazine reporter Paul Verrall, who has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock's activities, agrees for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds Billie has a natural honesty and a frank streak in her, and she begins to learn about history, politics, and what Harry really is and what he wants.

At a dramatic moment she rebels against being merely a tool in Harry's crooked schemes. This precipitates a crisis, as Billie considers leaving Harry for a new life of her own.

Gaslight's production of Born Yesterday will run:

  • September 3rd and 4th, 8:00 pm
  • September 5th, 2:00 pm matinee
  • September 9th, 7:30 pm
  • September 10th and 11th, 8:00 pm