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What Is the Story of Born Yesterday?
Born Yesterday follows Harry Brock, a hot-tempered and loud-mouthed businessman who owns hundreds of junkyards across the country. Brock heads to Washington D.C. in hopes of bribing senators to amend laws that would prevent Brock’s business from growing exponentially. When Brock realizes his not-so-bright girlfriend Billie may not be the best fit for D.C.’s elite society, he hires a journalist to educate her. As Billie begins to expand her horizons, she quickly realizes Harry isn’t such a gentleman after all and plots to thwart his shady dealings.<
What Is Born Yesterday Like?
Born Yesterday was originally performed in 1946 and is very reminiscent of the popular screwball comedies of the time. The characters often speak very quickly and hurl sharp-witted insults back and forth. The show takes place in a lavishly decorated hotel room, and the characters wear glamorous outfits throughout the play. Despite the show’s largely comedic tone, the play still presents a serious, inspirational message that hopes to engage audiences as activists and educated citizens.
Is Born Yesterday Good for Kids?
Born Yesterday is not appropriate for younger children. The characters drink heavily and often use vulgar language. There is also a disturbing scene of domestic violence.