Born Yesterday Opens This Weekend at The Shaw Festival Theatre
The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario hosts Garson Kanin’s long running social comedy Saturday, May 22nd
From its opening run at the Lyceum Theatre in 1946, to the 1950 film that made actress and comedian Judy Holliday a star, to recent productions, Born Yesterday has not lost the lustre of its relevancy or the wit of its repartee. Largely borrowing the core of the story from Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw, Kanin's story of the brazen blonde broad from Brooklyn with a heart of gold, who eventually realizes the value of knowledge and her awakened sense of self, continues to gleefully combine delightful romance with pointed political comment.
Directed by Toronto director, actor and playwright Gina Wilkinson
,Born Yesterday also features Donna Belleville, Patrick Galligan, Lorne Kennedy, Ali Momen, Prince Amponsah, Beryl Bain, Anthony Bekenn, Ijeoma Emesowum, Al Kozlik, Peter Millard, Craig Pike and Jonathan Widdifield.Designed by Sue LePage, the production also features lighting design by Alan Brodie and original music and sound design by Keith Thomas. The Shaw Festival stage management team includes Stage Manager Allan Teichman, Production Stage Manager Judy Farthing and Assistant Stage Manager Amy Jewell.
Born Yesterday opens Saturday, May 22 and plays in repertory until Sunday, November 1. Born Yesterday is sponsored by Sun Life Financial.
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