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June 29, 2010

 

Cast is Announced for Born Yesterday

Director Mike Clements has announced the cast for Gaslight Theater's production of the classic comedy, Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin.

  • Billie Dawn: Stormy Keithly
  • Harry Brock: Bill McLean
  • Paul Verrell: James Paine
  • Ed Devery: Frank Omar
  • Norval Hedges: Mel Morrison
  • Mrs Hedges: Meg Harvey
  • Helen: Ellen Lamb
  • Eddie: Kurt Leonard
  • Assistant Manager: Tristan Crocker
  • Manicurist: Lynne Currie
  • Bellhop: Ben McLean
  • Shoeshine: Walter Guild

the Plot:

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 Dawn, 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 Verrell, who has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock's activities, agrees, for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds a new side to Billie as she begins to learn about history, politics, what Harry really is and what he really wants.

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