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Published on February 28, 2018 12:02PM

There is still time to see political satire meet romantic comedy on stage in Nehalem as the Riverbend Players wrap up their production of “Born Yesterday.”

Garson Kanin’s comedy skewers the corruption of American government by viewing it through the eyes of Billie, the beautiful but uneducated girlfriend of junkyard tycoon Harry Brock, who has moved to Washington to try and buy a congressman.

When Brock hires journalist Paul Verrall to educate Billie about the ways of Washington, she learns just how deep his corruption goes.

“Born Yesterday” played for more than 1,600 performances on Broadway, with the 1950 movie version earning five Academy Awards. Even though the play was written 70 years ago, its message still rings true.

The Riverbend Players production is directed by Tom Cocklin and produced by Linda Makohon.

The run will conclude this weekend, with performances at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, plus a 2 pm matinée on Sunday, March 4.

All performances take place at the NCRD Performing Arts Center, 36155 Ninth Street.

Tickets, $15 at the door, are also available online at tickettomato.com.

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