Born Yesterday

Wow, what a great production. Thom Marriott literally dominated the stage as Harry Brock, but Deborah hay stole the show with her performance as Billie Dawn.
The show is fast paced and fun, although a bit dated. The sexism and violence throughout are offset by the great ending.
Great set.
Now if we could just get the aduience to stop talking!


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Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Born Yesterday

  1. Keith says:

    I thought this play worked well. Cast and pacing were both spot on and the set was a great farce set – I hope last year's "The President" means the festival has learned how to do farces and we'll see some soon – and Sue LePage gets to do set design. Deborah Hay is definitely the actress of note at Shaw these days. There are other excellent actresses at the festival, but they do not stand out like she does – and that's been true at least since she played Dolly,one of the silly twins in "You Never Can Tell". She dominates this show as well, despite Thom Marriot's physically overwhelming presence.The mandate for the Shaw Festival (Shaw's plays and those written during his lifetime) seems to give lots of room, as he lived so long and it has recently been stretched to plays "about" the times when he was alive.However, those presented often seem dated in a way that Shakespeare is not (usually). Despite that, I did not find "Born Yesterday" dated. I am sure there were "Brock"s in Washington a couple of years ago, and a slightly different version will be pushing there today.

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