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Born Yesterday on the Mainstage!

March 2, 2009

Kate Fahrner hits the books in Born Yesterday. (photo: Mark Garvin)

PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 200th anniversary season with Born Yesterday - Garson Kanin's brilliant blend of satire, comedy and laughter. Directed by Mark Clements, this all-new production starts March 10, opens March 18 and runs through April 26 on the Walnut Mainstage.

They say the more things change, the more they stay the same, and pork-barrel politics are no exception! The year is 1946. Harry Brock (Marco Verna) is a businessman who goes to our nation's capital trying to break into the "special interest" business with an ethically-challenged senator (Greg Wood). He realizes that his fiancée, Billie Dawn (Kate Fahrner), may need a makeover to fit his new inside-the-beltway image. To ensure that Billie gets properly "culturefied," Brock hires a D.C. journalist (Darren Michael Hengst) to give the seemingly dim-witted blonde a crash course in politics, history, literature, and