Baylor Theatre Presents 'Born Yesterday'

Born Yesterday poster
Feb. 8, 2013

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Contact: Terry Goodrich, Assistant Director of Media Communications, (254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2013)--We've all heard the phrase, "Well I wasn't born yesterday!" But according to crooked businessman Harry Brock, girlfriend Billie Dawn is out of luck when it comes to brains.

Stage comedy "Born Yesterday" -filled with laughter, wit and yes, "dumb blonde" jokes- hits Baylor Theatre's stage at 7:30 p.m. on Tues. Feb. 12.

The production will run Tuesday through Friday with 7:30 p.m. performances daily; Saturday performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and a Sunday performance at 2 p.m. in the Mabee Theater of Baylor University's Hooper Shaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

The play by Garson Kanin follows a beautiful bombshell who receives the education of a lifetime from a private tutor hired by her twisted boyfriend. Through education, her simple world view is shattered and she discovers truth in this clever portrayal of the corrupt political establishment her boyfriend cares so much about.

"It is hard to say what the audience will love the most. It could be Katie Amis's stunning portrayal of Billie Dawn, Zack Zoda's boorish Brock, or Jimi Wallace's endearing smile as Paul," said Jessi Hampton, director of the production, referring to Baylor students starring in the performance.

"Working with the actors to create their own interpretations of well-known characters has been extremely enjoyable. I am very excited to share their work with the audience. As the director, I find pleasure in something different at every rehearsal. I can say it will be a great night of entertainment" Hampton said.

Tickets for general admission are $18 and $15 for Baylor students, faculty and staff. Call 254-710-1865 for ticket information.

The Feb. 15 performance is sold out.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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