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Born Yesterday

Mar. 28 – Apr. 14, 2019

by Garson Kanin

Uncouth tycoon Harry Brock goes to Washington, D.C. with his beautiful but brassy girlfriend, Billie Dawn, and his crooked lawyer to "influence" a politician or two. Hoping that she will acquire enough class and social polish to prevent public embarrassment with her usual socially inappropriate behavior and outrageously ignorant remarks, Harry hires Paul, an upright, idealistic newspaper man, to educate Billie. As Billie absorbs Paul’s knowledge and ideals - and as Billie and Paul tiptoe towards a romance - personal and political oppression is exposed and outwitted in the intellectual rebirth of the iconic “dumb blonde,” Billie Dawn, who ultimately stands up to Harry Brock’s violent intimidation and shuts down his shady bid for governmental cooperation.

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2018-2019 Season

The COM Community Theatre announces the upcoming 2018-2019 season:

  1. "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry
  2. "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn
  3. "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" based on the Comic Strip "PEANUTS" by Charles M. Schultz
  4. "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin
  5. "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
  6. "Thouroughly Modern Millie" Music by Jeanine Tesori / Lyrics by Dick Scanlan / Book by Richard Henry Morris & Dick Scanlan

2018-2019 Season Brochure

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Since 1972, COM Community Theatre has presented over 228 productions including children's theatre, concerts and workshops with attendance of more than a quarter of a million people. The theatre has been recognized as one of America's leading community theatres, setting high production standards and developing one of this country's most innovative programs.

Beyond education, the College of the Mainland Theatre bears a three-fold commitment: to provide quality theatrical experiences for residents of the area, to offer a forum for local and regional talent by holding open auditions and to extend the reputation of College of the Mainland.


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