Nov 04

Hilliard Arts Council Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

7:00 pm - Hilliard Civic & Cultural Arts Center
Admission Cost: $30

Hilliard Arts Council is proud to present its fall production in our 2023 season: The Last Night of Ballyhoo. This Tony award winning dramatic comedy, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhrey (Driving Miss Daisy), concerning the trials and tribulations of a southern jewish family in 1939 Atlanta on the eve of WWII will be presented at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center. The opening night performance on will be a truly special evening. In addition to the play performance, attendees will also be invited to an exclusive after performance reception along with the actors, creative team, and Hilliard Arts Council leadership. Refreshments will be served and as a bonus, the Hilliard Arts Council’s 2023 theatrical season will be announced. Help support the arts in our community and join us for this truly special event for only $30.

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, Beaulah (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. 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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