Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Born Yesterday

Last week I got to check out Born Yesterday at the CBT. I'm not the craziest about that type of straight play --is it a comedy? a dramady? a moral lesson with laughs? -- but I did enjoy myself very much. Heather Prete is amazing as Billie Dawn, and the rest of the cast is solid, but it is Jayne Morgan who will knock your socks off. Oh, and I was right, it is all very pretty.

Did you see the show? Review it here!

REVIEW: Born Yesterday (Clarence Brown Theatre)


Blogger Tish said...

I have a season subscription to CBT. I showed up to see Born Yesterday on the opening Saturday, and the play was cancelled due to "technical difficulties". I went back on September 8th, and it was a superb performance! It wasn't as good as many of the other other CBT plays I've seen, but it was still enjoyable. And you're right - Jayne Morgan was terrific! I really enjoyed her performance in Arsenic and Old Lace last season!

Looking forward to the next CBT Production - All My Sons!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

You may want to put a link in the sidebar for Broadway in Knoxville.

10:48 PM  
Blogger E.M. Green said...

Alright, damnit, write in this blog again! I don't have you in my sidebar for nothing, sir. And hell if I can follow the format of that crazy Knoxville 520 blog you have.

That's right, I'm watching. And you're not doin' nothing. It's like I've captured a ladybug in a jar and it's upped and died on me but it's still there because it's a very pretty ladybug. Stuck on a stick and leaf. Looking alive, but not really.

Eh, fuck the metaphors. Where's your wittiness gone?

1:18 PM  
Blogger E.M. Green said...

I think I'll leave comments until you start writing here again.

Comment one:
The universal law makes clear that things from above must inevitably fall down toward the center of the earth according to their mass and discounting any climate occurences which might impede the rate of fall. I hope you sense the gravity of the situation.

1:05 PM  
Blogger E.M. Green said...

p.s. Well, maybe not universal law. Maybe it's just earth law. I got a little pompous there.

1:05 PM  

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My apologies for keeping this website so unrefreshingly boring. I'm using the excuse that I had a show open, a change of jobs, a friggin' awesome birthday (complete with three people too drunk to do anything but pass out), and a Labor Day devoted to watching snakes eat people.

But now I'm back! And redirecting you to knoxville520.com where you can read the article I wrote about Cal MacLean, the new Artistic Director of the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Calvin is a really nice guy, and took the time out of his day to sit down with me, a sometimes reporter. He is looking to up the ante at the Clarence Brown: making the professional shows more polished, the student shows more hands-on, and the overall educational experience what it should be: educational.

Tangent: I'm glad A Year With Frog and Toad is on the plate this year; maybe this is a sign that the yearly musical selection will be fresh and modern. Perhaps Urinetown or Bat Boy is on the horizon? Or Naked Boys Singing?


Blogger E.M. Green said...

Well Cod damn, boy, you're good with the thing and the writng and such! There goes the illiteracy hypothesis.

Knoxville is in this constant flux. It's like it's trying to come out of the closet to the rest of Tennessee. Like, it's digging its foot in the ground and saying, "Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, you too Townsend. We need to talk..."

Anyone think Calvin's picture sort of looks like Q off of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Eh, no one knows who that is. I'm gonna go, now.

Oh! And happy belated butt-slapping day, Mr. Beuerlein.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean, "a sometime reporter"?

11:08 PM  
Blogger the badge said...

Yes, I did mean that. Which gives evidence to how much of a sometime reporter I am.

8:22 PM  

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