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Born Yesterday – by Garson Kanin @ Venables Theatre

February 7 - February 15

Just when politics has lost its sense of humour, in rides Billie Dawn on a breath of fresh air. Her smarts are buried under layers of satin and showgirl sass but are highly combustible.

When her powerful and shady boyfriend, Harry Brock, sets out to buy a senator, he decides Billie needs a bit more class and he hires journalist, Paul Verrall, to make her appear more intelligent. But a little education can go a long way, and Billie may be smarter than her “friends” give her credit for.

​In this pointed and hilarious story, personal and political oppression is exposed and outwitted in the intellectual rebirth of the iconic “dumb blonde”, who ultimately stands up to Brock’s corruption and violent intimidation.​

Although written and set in 1946, this remains a timely parody of politics and perceptions in today’s society. Suitable for ages 13 and older.

See for full show details.

Ticket Prices:

$25 /person on the day of the show
$23 /person purchased in advance
$19 /person for groups of 10 or more to any one show (Use promo code GROUP)

Students (with Student ID):
$15 per person on the day of the show
$13 per person purchased in advance

Multi-show Savings:
$21 /person/show when buying tickets for two SOAP shows
$19 /person/show when buying tickets for three SOAP shows

​​To purchase on-line, use the button below. If you prefer to buy in person, the ticket office, located at 6100 Gala Street in Oliver, is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also buy by phone at 250-498-1626 during the same office hours.

Planning a group outing for your friends or for your office? Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Use Promo Code “GROUP” online or you can visit or call the Venables Theatre ticket office at 250-498-1626.


February 7
February 15
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Frank Venables Theatre
6100 Gala St
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 Canada
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(250) 498-1626