The Last Night of Ballyhoo

by Alfred Uhry

directed by Chesley Plemmons

May 2,3 8,9,10 16,17,18 23,24 2014

From the author who penned Driving Miss Daisy comes this funny and moving tale. It's Atlanta, 1939. Hitler has conquered Poland, Gone with the Wind is about to premiere, and Adolph Freitag, his sister Boo, and nieces Lala and Sunny can't wait for Ballyhoo - the social event of the year for Atlanta's elitist German-Jewish community. Adolph's new employee Joe Farkas seems an attractive eligible bachelor, but is a Jew of Eastern European descent deemed unacceptable to some members of the Freitag family. Unexpected romantic, touching, and comedic events unfold as the characters face where they come from and who they really are in this 1997 Tony Award-winner for Best Play.



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Cast List

Boo Levy Susan Abrams


Adolph Freitag Stephen Ross


Joe Farkas Charles Roth


Sunny Freitag Carey Van Hollen


Lala Levy Erin Shaughnessy


Reba Freitag Joan S. Wyner


Peachy Weil Samuel Everett



Production Staff

Director Chesley Plemmons

Stage Manager Kristi Petersen Schoonover

Set Design Richard Pettibone

Scenic Dressing Glenn R. Couture

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

CostumesGlenn R. Couture

Sound DesignChesley Plemmons, Tom Libonate

Running CrewDan Knowlton, Maya Daley

BuildersScott Wyshynski, Richard Pettibone, Jim Hipp, Glenn R. Couture, Jay Novicky, Frank Russo, Sonnie Osborne, Jesse Fitch

House Managers Christine Daley, Jill Pace

Publicist Tom Libonate

Production PhotographyGhostlight Photography

Web Site

Producers Glenn R. Couture, Richard Pettibone


Special Thanks

Norwalk High School, Suzi Pettibone, Joe Russo, Renee Purdy, Linda Couture, Warner Costume Shop, FM97.3 WZBG Backstage with Johnny O


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