Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Marco Players Presents “Born Yesterday”

Submitted Photo | Rehearsal image by Denise Wauters. Jodee Bennett as Billie Dawn and Paul LoPresti as Paul Verrall.


“Born Yesterday,” a Tony-award winning play takes place in Washington DC in 1946. This comedy-drama is about a vulgar, crooked dealmaker who hires a reporter to teach his ditzy girlfriend some social graces and ends up learning some hard lessons about betrayal, love and politics.  

A play written by Garson Kanin, this story takes you back to the aftermath of World War II when Harry Brock (Joe Simonelli) and his girlfriend Billie Dawn (Jodee Bennett) were moving up in the world thanks to Harry’s shady business dealings. Directed by Annie Rosemond, you will likely experience some moments of familiarity with current events, a testament to Kanin’s writing and understanding of not just politics and DC, but of general humanity.  

The cast includes Paul Verrall (Paul LoPresti), Ed Devery (Jack Weld), Eddie Brock (Bernardo Santana), Senator Norval Hedges (Jay Terzis), Mrs. Hedges (Dolores Di Teresi & Casey Cobb), the Bellhop/Waiter (Wilfredo Figueroa), and the Manicurist (Tina Cedras).  

Born Yesterday is on stage October 28  November 8at The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL. Shows are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM and tickets are $36, plus $2.50 Facility Fee. Tickets are on sale beginning October 14 at, or by calling the box office at 239642-7270. 



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