USC Upstate News

Shoestring Players At USC Upstate To Perform “Born Yesterday”

02- 19- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform Born Yesterday on February 26-28 at 8:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theatre.

The 3:00 p.m. peformance of Born Yesterday on March 1st has been canceled. An additional performance has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m.

Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday is Garson Kanin’s story of a vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock and his uneducated showgirl girlfriend Billie who come to Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. Billie’s lack of social graces embarrasses Harry who hires a young idealistic newspaper man named Paul to educate her and gets more than he bargained for.

The cast members include: Xavier Hernandez of Columbia as Harry Brock, Christina Landrum of Chesnee as Billie Dawn, Nicholas Everett of Spartanburg as Paul Verrall, and Nelson A. Weston of Greenville as Ed Devery, Drew Caldwell of  Spartanburg  as Senator Hedges, Kim Jackson of Mauldin as Mrs. Hedges,  Conrad Bromberek of Spartanburg as Eddie, Richard Mahler of Campobello as Assistant Manager, Ahsha Daniels of Spartanburg as Helen,  Daniel Gorski of Spartanburg as Bellhop, Vali Nashat of Columbia as Another Bellhop, Simone Winn of Moore as Barber, Tiffany Marler as Macurist, and Stephen Shuler of Greenville as Bootblack.

 Ticket prices are $4 for students, staff and students and $6 for general admission. For additional information, contact Rich Robinson, associate professor of theatre, at (864) 503-5621. To purchase tickets, call the USC Upstate Box Office, Monday-Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at (864) 503-5695.