Born Yesterday

Lynn Wyatt and Alley Theatre patrons celebrate opening of screwball comedy

Lynn Wyatt, Alley Theatre patrons celebrate debut of screwball comedy

Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Roger Plank, Elizabeth Bunch, Connie Plank, Stephen Pelinski
Roger Plank, Elizabeth Bunch, Connie Plank, Stephen Pelinski. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Gregory Boyd, Lynn Wyatt
Gregory Boyd, Lynn Wyatt. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Margaret Alkek Williams, Dean Gladden, Jane Gladden
Margaret Alkek Williams, Dean Gladden, Jane Gladden. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Michelle Hevrdejs, Frank Hevrdejs
Michelle Hevrdejs, Frank Hevrdejs. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday dinner 6/16Carmen Mach,  Butch Mach
Carmen Mach, Butch Mach. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Stephen Morse, Christina Morse
Stephen Morse, Christina Morse. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16  Sharyn Weaver, Jim Weaver
Sharyn Weaver, Jim Weaver. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Linda McReynolds, Rose Cullen
Linda McReynolds, Rose Cullen. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Lynn Wyatt, Melissa Pritchett
Lynn Wyatt, Melissa Pritchett. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Wally Wilson
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Wally Wilson. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Roger Plank, Elizabeth Bunch, Connie Plank, Stephen Pelinski
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Gregory Boyd, Lynn Wyatt
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Margaret Alkek Williams, Dean Gladden, Jane Gladden
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Michelle Hevrdejs, Frank Hevrdejs
Born Yesterday dinner 6/16Carmen Mach,  Butch Mach
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Stephen Morse, Christina Morse
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16  Sharyn Weaver, Jim Weaver
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Linda McReynolds, Rose Cullen
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Lynn Wyatt, Melissa Pritchett
Born Yesterday Opening Dinner, 6/16 Jeanie Kilroy Wilson, Wally Wilson

Among the 200 Alley Theatre supporters invited to attend the opening night dinner for "Born Yesterday" was honorary producer Lynn Wyatt and a host of notables who held the role of associate producers.

The heady dinner crowd included a number of the associate producers — Margaret Alkek Williams, Sharyn and Jim Weaver representing the Gordon A. Cain Foundation, Anne and Albert Chao, Cathy and Jesse Marion, Christina and Stephen Morse, and Connie and Roger Plank.

Before the curtain rose on the screwball comedy, guests gathered for dinner in the newly-renovated Margaret Alkek Williams Terrace Level Dining Rooms, which offer grand views of the city skyline.

City Kitchen provided the "picnic on the Potomac" repast that featured charred beef tenderloin on succotash, deviled crab and shrimp salad and banana parfait with a peanut butter cookie dipped in chocolate.

Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd and managing director Dean Gladden welcomed guests, spoke on the significance of the play, and introduced director Jonathan Moscone.

Following the performance, the heady crowd gathered with the play's actors for champagne toasts. Among them were Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wally Wilson, Michelle and Frank Hevrdejs, William Hamilton, Jane Gladden, Carmen and Butch Mach, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Linda McReynolds and Elsie and Les Eckert.

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