Born Yesterday: fresh take on 1940s comedy about Washington corruption
  
Born Yesterday: fresh take on 1940s comedy about Washington corruption
Old Mill Theatre
Old Mill Theatre
31 May 2013 to 15 Jun 2013
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Tickets - Tickets are $25, $20 concession book on 9367 8719, oldmilltheatre@iinet.net.au or online at www.oldmilltheatre.com.au.
Duration - 150 minutes


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Synopsis
COMEDY, corruption and sexy 1940s charm come to the Old Mill Theatre this June in the play Born Yesterday.

Written by Garson Kanin – responsible for many Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn films – it follows the uncouth, corrupt and rich junk dealer Harry Brock and what happens when he brings his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn to Washington DC.

After realising it was a mistake, Brock hires a journalist to educate Billie so she stays out of the way, which proves to be another misstep.

Billie becomes aware of Brock’s corruption and interferes with his plans to bribe a congressman into passing legislation that would allow his business to make more money.

After being a major Broadway success, Born Yesterday was adapted into a 1950 film with Judy Holliday who scored an Academy Award for playing Billie.

The play experienced successful Broadway revivals in 1989 and 2011 and was again made into a film in 1993 with Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson.

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