Born Yesterday

by Garson Kanin |
Directed by Pamela Hunt

Junkyard tycoon Harry Brock swaggers into Washington, D.C. as the ultimate political outsider, determined to buy a senator or two. The monkey wrench in his schemes is Billie Dawn, his seemingly dim-witted ex-showgirl girlfriend. But when Brock hires a reporter to tutor Billie, she rapidly comes into her own as a force to be reckoned with. This sharp and snappy comedy hilariously skewers Beltway corruption.

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Enhance Your Experience

  • Join us for a Talk Theatre presentation about Born Yesterday on Monday, March 19 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (210 Hazel Avenue). Gad Guterman, associate professor at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, presents "D.C. on Stage: Garson Kanin and the Art of Political Comedy."
  • Stay for Post-Show Discussions with cast members and Rep staff after the following performances: March 21 (matinee), March 22, March 29 and April 4.
  • Our partners at the Saint Louis Art Museum present a free, docent-led tour that ties in with the themes of Born Yesterday. Join a one-hour reflection on Artists in the collection, the Macho Men and Wonder Women who fill the space. Tour dates and times:
    • March 24; 11:00 a.m.

    • April 1; 2:00 p.m.

    • April 7; 11:00 a.m.

Age Recommendations

Born Yesterday is recommended for adult and teenage audiences. While this show is a classic comedy, it contains themes of corruption and misogyny, adult language and moments of violence.