Born Yesterday


In this sharp-edged satire, opportunistic tycoon Harry Brock arrives in Washington with his naive girlfriend Billie Dawn to game the political system. With the help of an idealistic reporter, Billie wisens up and fights back to end the corruption. Aaron Posner (Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") directs Edward Gero ("Hello, Dolly!;" "A Christmas Carol") and Kimberly Gilbert ("Jefferson’s Garden," "The Laramie Project") in this 1940s screwball comedy that shows truth and justice can still win the day.

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$17 - $64

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 888-616-0270

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/21/2018 - 10/21/2018
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 12:00pm07:30pm-
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 10/05/2018 - 7:30pm Under 35 Night
  • 10/14/2018 - 2:00pm Meet and Mingle


  • 10/11/2018 - 7:30pm


  • 10/02/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 10/13/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 10/20/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Evan Casey Eddie Brock
Matt Dewberry Bellhop/ Barber
Edward Gero Harry Brock
Kimberly Gilbert Billie Dawn
Naomi Jacobson Mrs. Hedges/ Helen
Cody Nickell Paul Verrall
Todd Scofield Senator Norval Hedges
Jamie Smithson Bootblack/ Waiter
Eric Hissom Ed Devery
Production Personnel
Aaron Posner
Costume Designer
Kelsey Hunt
Set Designer
Daniel Lee Conway
Sound Designer
John Gromada
Lighting Designer
Nancy Schertler


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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