Theater

Born Yesterday

When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through May 14 2017

Harry Brock is a junk dealer on a mission. He heads to Washington, D.C., to bribe a politician to change some laws for the benefit of his favorite junkman — himself. His showgirl mistress Billie tags along, so Harry decides to get her an education while he's finding his stooge. Journalist Paul is hired to do the teaching, which yields unexpected results: The more Billie learns, the more she realizes Harry is a scumbag and a criminal. Garson Kanin's comedy Born Yesterday was the big hit of 1946. Clayton Community Theatre presents the show at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (May 4 to 14 at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road; www.placeseveryone.org). Tickets are $15 to 20.

Paul Friswold

Price: $15-$20

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