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The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Written by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Karen Jambon

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. Especially concerned is the well to do Freitag family of Atlanta. Things get complicated when family patriarch Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas, home for dinner. Joe is a Brooklyn born Jew and of Eastern European heritage—several social rungs below the Freitags, in the minds of some in the family. Events take several ironic and unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are. It’s an achingly beautiful play, with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way.

October 21~ November 6
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm
Sundays @ 3 pm

Tickets
$20, $15, $10 Opening Night with reception
$15 Adults, all other performances
$10 Seniors and Students

Location ~ Howson Hall Theater at First Unitarian Universalist Church

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Call (512)744-1495 to reserve tickets by phone.

See Auditions

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry

WHEN and WHERE: Monday, August 15
and Tuesday, August 16
from 7pm – 8:30pm
First Universalist Unitarian Church of Austin
4700 Grover Street