TheatreWorks New Milford to Present THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, Begin. 5/2
TheatreWorks New Milford has announced its spring production, the comedy-drama, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO by Alfred Uhry - winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play.
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.
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO is under the direction of Chesley Plemmons of Sherman.
The cast consist of some of the region's most outstanding actors: Sam Everett (Kent), Carey Van Hollen (Danbury), Susan Abrams (Warren), Charles Roth (New Fairfield), and Stephen Ross, Joan Wyner, and Erin Shaughnessy (all New Milford).
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO runs May 2,3 9,10 16,17,18 23,24. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on May 18. Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18.
On Thursday, May 1, Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket.