Press Release: BORN YESTERDAY, AN AMERICAN COMEDY
Chanticleers Theater in Castro Valley presents “Born Yesterday,” written by Garson Kanin, opening July 19. It was first produced on Broadway in 1946, and was subsequently turned into an Academy Award-winning film starring Broderick Crawford and Judy Holliday. Many consider “Born Yesterday” to be the funniest American comedy of the 20th Century
Harry Brock, a vulgar and egotistical junkyard tycoon, descends upon Washington D.C. to ‘buy’ a congressman or two, confident that his money can swing whatever illicit deals he wants. Harry brings with him his mistress of seven years, Billie Dawn, a charming but uneducated former showgirl whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. He hires journalist Paul Verrall to smarten her up but Harry gets more than he bargained for in the process. As Billie‘s knowledge grows, the sparks fly and lessons come home to roost in this delightful and surprisingly timely comedy classic.
Chanticleers production is directed by known actor and director, Michael Sally and features Laura Zimmerman, Jason Berner, Mike Ettel, Kyle Smith, Bruce Kaplan, Edward Pieczenik, Ann Barnett, Heather Warren, Liva Langer and Santiago Sena-Guerra.
“Born Yesterday” opens with Chanticleers traditional complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverage gala on July 19 and runs through August 11. Curtain time for Friday and Saturday evening shows is 8:00 pm and Sunday twilight matinees start at 6:00 pm (no show on July 21). General admission is $25; admission for Seniors (60+)/Students/Military is $20. On Bargain Night, July 20, all tickets are $18. Chanticleers Theatre is located within the Castro Valley Community Park at 3683 Quail Avenue, Castro Valley. Call 510-SEE-LIVE (733-5483) or go to chanticleers.org for reservations/tickets.
Friday, July 19 – Sunday August 11
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sunday twilight matinees at 6 p.m. (no show July 21)
3683 Quail Ave., Castro Valley
Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors/students/military