Born Yesterday @ American Players Theatre

  • August 14, 2018
  • Spring Green, Wisconsin
  • 19


  • For bus with Wi-Fi only. Assumes registrant has own theater ticket.
  • Note: Member ($66) with guest ($81) will cost a total of $147. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information as indicated. Thank you.

Estimated Trip Duration:
East Towne Sears: 3:00 PM - 12:10 AM
Capitol Lakes: 3:20 PM - 11:50 PM
Oakwood West: 3:40 PM - 11:30 PM

Member Theater Registration: $66
Guest Theater Registration: $81
Bus only: $25
Registration will remain open as long as tickets are available
Refund Deadline July 30
Registration includes bus with Wi-Fi
Dinner is on your own
* Group dinner at Arthur's in Spring Green
* Purchase APT picnic box dinner ahead of time
* Bring picnic dinner from home
Registration is closed

Born Yesterday @ American Players Theatre
Hill Theatre
Tuesday, A
ugust 14

Join us Tuesday, August 14th, for our second American Players Theatre (APT) play of the summer, Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin.

Directed by Brenda Devita

Featuring: David Daniel, Sarah Day, Colleen Madden, Reese Madigan, John Taylor Phillips, James Ridge

Billie Dawn goes to Washington in APT's bubbly 'Born Yesterday' Lindsay Christians, Capital Times

"...the best and funniest of APT’s first wave of shows this season."  Aaron R. Conklin, Madison Magazine, Arts and Culture

Business, Politics Hilariously Collide in American Players Theatre's 'Born Yesterday.'  Michael Muckian, Shepherd Express


Shady businessman Harry Brock heads to Washington with his ex-showgirl girlfriend Billie Dawn in an attempt to shift the law to his side. When Brock decides that Billie is too unrefined to mix with the DC political set, 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. A hilarious and timely send up of politics and perceptions.

For more information on the play, see APT's Born Yesterday website

Estimated Run Time:  2 hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission (7:30 PM - 10:10 PM)

Born Yesterday will be staged in APT's flagship outdoor Hill Theatre, a natural amphitheater with 1,088 cushioned seats. It is about a quarter-mile walk (or shuttle ride) from the parking lot to the theater. Our seats will be in the "Very Fine" Section 6 and close to the stage. More information about this theater and how to prepare for your visit, including rain policy. 

Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.

DINNER is on your own*

There will be time for enjoying dinner, shopping in the APT gift stores, and exploring the grounds from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  You have three options for dinner:

  • Enjoy the group dinner at Arthur's Supper Club in Spring Green. The bus will drop you off at 4:45 pm and pick you up at 6:30 pm. 
  • Pack and enjoy a dinner from home on the APT grounds.
  • Order/Purchase/Pick Up (on your own) an APT Box Dinner by Hubbard Avenue Diner to be picked up at the concessions stand in the picnic area starting two hours before the performance. (See Picnics by Hubbard Avenue Diner for details.) Please note, picnics must be ordered in advance by the day before your performance, no later than 4:00 pm.

*Group Dinner Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option dinner  addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Dinner questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. 


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive 15 minutes early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Spring Green on time to begin our adventure.

  • Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
  • Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

Leave Madison - Please arrive 15 minutes before departure

2:40 PM Bus arrives East Towne Sears (boarding across from Culver’s, west of Lamppost 10)

3:00 PM Bus departs East Towne Sears 

3:20 PM Bus departs Capitol Lakes

3:40 PM Bus departs Oakwood University Woods for Spring Green (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

In Spring Green

4:45 PM Bus arrives at Arthur's Supper Club in Spring Green for those choosing the group dining option

5:00 PM Bus arrives at American Players Theatre for those dining at picnic grounds

6:30 PM Bus returns to pick up diners at Arthur's Supper Club in Spring Green

6:45 PM Bus arrives at American Players Theatre

7:30 PM Born Yesterday performance begins

10:10 PM Born Yesterday performance ends. Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for walking/shuttle down the hill and restroom use.

10:40 PM Bus departs for Madison (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison (Estimated)

11:30 PM Return to Oakwood University Woods

11:50 PM Return to Capitol Lakes

12:10 AM Return to East Towne Sears

Born Yesterday PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

For further information: Contact Born Yesterday theater trip organizers:


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