The opening show of the CDC theatre's 97th season is "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin. A Broadway triumph turned Academy Award nominated film, "Born Yesterday" is a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman, Harry Brock, trying to get ahead in Washington. He hires a newspaperman, Paul Verall, to tutor his brassy girlfriend, Billie Dawn, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a little bit of learning can be a dangerous thing.
Directed by Eric Walby, the cast is led by Joe Leo as Paul Verall, Julie Ann Nolan as Billie Dawn and Matt Lafargue as Harry Brock. This will be Lafargue's first show at CDC Theatre but he is no stranger to the New Jersey theatre scene.
The cast also features Barry Leonard and Maureen Muldoon as Senator and Mrs. Hedges, Susan Roberts as Helen, James Beckman as the Bellhop, Brittany Patterson as the Assistant Manager and frequent CDC actor Joel Redmount as Devry.
"Born Yesterday" opens Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 24. For tickets and more information visit www.cdctheatre.org.
CDC Theatre, 78 Winans Ave. Cranford, New Jersey
Funding has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Dept. of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.