The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Title

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Files

Streaming Media

Playwright

Alfred Uhry

Performance Dates

August 6-9, 13-15, 2009

Creative Team

Directed by..........................Ed Vaughan

Scenic Design by................Dan Gray

Costume Design by.............Rebecca White

Lighting Design by...............Andy Baker

Sound Design by.................David Kerr

Stage Managed by..............Travis Harty

Synopsis

The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family: bachelor Adolph; his widowed sister, Beulah (Boo) Levy; and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba. Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas, home for dinner. Joe is Brooklyn born and bred, and furthermore is of Eastern European heritage—several social rungs below the Freitags, in Beulah's opinion. Lala, however, is charmed by Joe and she hints broadly about being taken to Ballyhoo, but he turns her down. This enrages Boo, and matters get worse when Joe falls for Lala's cousin, Reba's daughter, Sunny, home from Wellesley for Christmas vacation. Will Boo succeed in snaring Peachy Weil, a member of one of the finest Jewish families in the South? Will Sunny and Joe avoid the land mines of prejudice that stand in their way? Will Lala ever get to Ballyhoo? The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

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Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

OST, Summer Stock, Otterbein Theatre, Musicals

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