A Review of "Born Yesterday"
My pal Stephen Vance kindly sends along this review of Marshall's production Born Yesterday:
I saw the show tonight. Another great production from Marshall University. It's shows like this that make you hate to hear that Gene Anthony is retiring. It was a great evening despite the fact that lighting board was on the blink.Thanks, Stephen!
Mike Murphy's set was breath taking and the costumes were both appropriate and beautiful. Both elements took you right to the '50s.
I've made positive comments about the cast and students at Marshall before but this one just clicked. Jeremy Plyburn was both hilarious and terrifying, a nice combination for him. Chuck Herndon was as a good as ever, and has some of the best punch lines in the show. Christian Whitt did a very nice job playing the very proper yet manipulated senator. Dylan Clark, who is typically a staple as a character actor, was a very nice selection for the romantic lead. His performance was both understated and believable. Finally, Chelsea Sanders was terrific. Her character is so far out there that it would be possible to annoy the audience, but just the opposite can be said. She was a joy to watch, nailing both the comedic and tender aspects of her character. The rest of the cast fit in really well supporting these great performances.
Do yourself a favor, go see this show!
And let me offer a proud salute to Gene Anthony, the MU professor who's retiring. He's not only an amazing director and talented actor and performer in his own right - he's also a great guy and a treasure! Hopefully he'll continue to share his talents with the area through community theatre. He will be missed!