The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry

Directed by Dominic Cunetto
February 17-20 and 24-27, 2000
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Joe Evans, Madeline Golden, Terry Reese McDowell, Emily Sanford, Marc Stewart, Marcus Vowell, and Krista Wolfoe Wiley, Gayle Williams, and Marsha Williams

This romantic comedy 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 more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Adolph lives with his widowed sister Boo and their widowed sister-in-law Reba. Boo is determined to have her unpopular daughter Lala attend Ballyhoo since she believes this is Lala's last chance to find a husband. Lala falls for Adolph's assistant Joe but is turned down by him when she invites him to Ballyhoo. Joe then falls for Lala's cousin Sunny. Boo then tries to snare Peachy, the son of a prominent Atlanta family, for Lala. The family get pulled apart and mended together with pleanty 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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