Arena's Fun Look at 'Yesterday'; D.C. Political Scene from '40S Gets a Flamboyant Depiction
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Arena's production of "Born Yesterday" has an air of yesteryear about it, from the drumbeat-pounding big band music and the tom-tom staccato of playwright Garson Kanin's dialogue, to the comedy's flag-waving sensibilities and the evocation of postwar America as a "can-do" country full of crazy schemes and unlimited possibilities.
Under the astute direction of Kyle Donnelly, the depiction of Washington in 1946 is so flamboyant and fun that you are immediately nostalgic for what the city was like in that era. Even the corrupt businessmen and politicos had a certain savoir faire, not the dreary, buttoned-down types you see …
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Publication information: Article title: Arena's Fun Look at 'Yesterday'; D.C. Political Scene from '40S Gets a Flamboyant Depiction. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 8, 2005. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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