RiverReader.org Staff report
Olivia Ursu (Billie) and Richard Gomez (Harry) perform a scene in Timber Lake Playhouse’s Born Yesterday running through Saturday, June 30 at the Playhouse on Black Oak Road in Mount Carroll.
Born Yesterday is a play that was a precursor to Legally Blonde. Judy Holliday won a Tony Award and an Oscar for creating the standard for “dumb blondes” with her character, Billie Dawn.
Garson Kanin’s famous comedy features an egotistic junkman Harry Brock and his naive girlfriend Billie, who have come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make some deals with government big-wigs. Billie must be taught some Washington manners, and that “sometimes, self-respect matters more than filthy lucre.”
As she begins to understand Harry’s crooked schemes, the hilarious fallout precipitates a political and personal crisis, as Billie decides to take matters into her own hands.