Born Yesterday is a late '40s remake of the Pygmalion story. The movie is pretty drab, even for fluff, but Judy Holliday stole the show and saved it with her portrayal of the dumbest of all dumb blondes. The revival at the Loeb has its own virtues: see page two. Born Yesterday is playing Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets half an hour before the performance, at the door.
The Laughing Stock purports to be irreverent musical and political humor. Like so many things that resort to describing themselves as irreverent, it's spotty. It's playing in a cafe-like atmosphere in The Grotto, 'neath Henri IV, at 96 Winthrop Street. Tues--Thurs at 8, Fri at 7:30 and 9:30. Sat at 8 and 10, Sun at 8.
Dreyfus in Rehearsal is a flawed play on its way to New York, but it's probably the best piece of professional theater in Boston at the moment. Ruth Gordon and Sam Levene play members of a pre-war Polish theater troupe performing a play about Alfred Dreyfus, and aside from a lack of historical depth, the show works fairly well. Nightly at 7:30, matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2.
Persephone's Return takes the "marriage is hell" cliche quite literally indeed. But it's an interesting, powerful translation of archaic myth into contemporary issues. Presented by the Rhode Island Feminist Theater at the Caravan Theater, 1555 Mass Ave, Fri and Sat at 8 and 10 p.m.
The Diary of Adam and Eve is a remake of a not-so-old but still forgotten Broadway musical, The Apple Tree. It's only virtue is the price of a ticket--$1. Boston Repertory Theater, corner of Marlborough and Berkley Street.
The Proposition is playing again--the bitter strike against the management ending in the rehiring of many original cast members. 241 Hampshire Street, Inman Square. Thurs and Fri at 8, Sat at 8 and 10.
THE STAGEThe Mikado. The production lacks exuberance, but it's still solid Gilbert and Sullivan and that should help just about anyone's
Fall 1996 Sports ScheduleMEN'S & WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Home Races: Franklin Park September Sat. 14 at Fordham Invite. TBA Sat. 21 at Boston
the screenKlute, in which Jane Fonda liberates herself. 2, 5:55, 9:50. Plus McCabe and Mrs. Miller. Both at the Harvard Square
Coming & GoingSAT. MARCH 22 Lacrosse Varsity vs. Springfield at Springfield (Scrimmage) SAT. MARCH 29 Baseball Varsity vs. Milligan College SUN. MARCH
the stageLe Misanthrope by Moliere, Loeb Ex. 7:30, Feb. 24-26. Tickets free at box office day before performance. Will Rogers USA
Harvard Fall Sports 1997MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY Head Coach: Frank Haggerty Home Meets: Franklin Park September Sat. 1 at Fordham Invitational, TBA Fri. 19