Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Ballyhoo from the balcony — “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” give audiences a chance to see how a “smaller, more intimate production works in the Tower Theater,” according to Director Neal Brasher.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes place in 1939 and follows a German-Jewish family, the Freitags, who have become so assimilated into American culture they have a Christmas tree in their living room. The play follows the ups and downs of the family as they struggle to maintain high standing in their elite Atlanta, Ga., country club.

“This play is part of a trilogy of plays written by Alfred Uhry. The three plays, ‘Parade,’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo,’ all concern Jewish people living in Atlanta, Ga.,” Director Neal Brasher said. “We have done the other Uhry plays and thought this would be a nice contrasting piece that would fit nicely between our two musicals this fall, ‘Hairspray’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’”

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo” opens Oct. 29, and only runs for Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, and next weekend on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. Ticket information is available on the Liberty Theater Arts website, which can be found through the Liberty Splash page.

EDWARDS is the feature editor.

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