Hilliard Arts Council Presents: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
3:00 pm -
Hilliard Civic & Cultural Arts Center
Admission Cost: $18 for adult tickets, $15 for seniors (60 and over) and $10 for students (high school and under)
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 on Friday November 4 at 7:00 pm, Saturday November 5 at 8:00 pm, Sunday November 6 at 3:00 pm, Friday November 11 at 8:00 pm, Saturday November 12 at 8:00 pm and Sunday November 13 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for adult tickets, $15 for seniors (60 and over) and $10 for students (high school and under). Custom group packages can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 888 980 2787.
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.