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The Last Night of Ballyhoo  


By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Terry Allen
Riverside Theatre
May 4-6 & 10-13 at 7:30 p.m.
May 7 at 1:30 p.m.

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Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play, 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. Alfred Uhry's bittersweet romantic comedy deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South, depicting the prejudices that exist between German-American Jews and "the other kind."

"Achingly beautiful...however conventional this essentially one-set southern family drama may
look on the surface, the play is in fact surprising, luminous and powerful. It will most likely find
a place in the American canon along with Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy." --Los Angeles Times


The Last Night of Ballyhoo" Cast
Adolph Freitag...................Mark Saienga
Boo Levy....................Melissa Briggs
Reba Freitag....................Abbie Williams
Lala Levy....................Tera Kaminski
Sunny Freitag...................Jennifer Aldridge
Joe Farkas......................Mike Evano
Peachy Weil.....................John Harrigan

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