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The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Laguna Playhouse


11/4/2020 - 11/22/2020


Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Beach,CA

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Alfred Uhry

Laguna Playhouse

The 1997 Tony Award Winning play by the author of "Driving Miss Daisy", "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" tells the story of the Freitag family of Atlanta, GA in December 1939. The secular German Jewish family has been in the US for 150 years, is completely assimilated and is only interested at this moment on who will be taking who to Ballyhoo, the big German Jewish social event of the winter season. All seems normal until Joe Farkas, a New Yorker from Brooklyn who grew up with Shabbat, Passover and Yiddish arrives to work for the family. This comedy takes a humor filled view of what it means to be Jewish as it challenges the Freitag family to explore its Judaism beyond the facade of its social and worldly existence. Presented at the Straus Auditorium, Weinberg Park Heights JCC.

News About The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse Announces Its Historic 100th Anniversary Season ArticleLaguna Playhouse Announces Its Historic 100th Anniversary Season
February 20, 2020

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its historic centennial season, celebrating 100 years of creating exceptional theatre in one of Southern California's most beautiful & vibrant communities!

Tovah Feldshuh to Lead Bay Street Theater's THE PROMPTER; Full Cast and Creative ArticleTovah Feldshuh to Lead Bay Street Theater's THE PROMPTER; Full Cast and Creative
April 04, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.

Laguna Playhouse Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY ArticleLaguna Playhouse Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
December 21, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the fourth show in its 98th season, four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned ('The Waltons') and Lance E. Nichols (HBO's 'Treme') staring in the Pulitzer Prize award-winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Michael Bloom.  Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, 'We are thrilled to bring in 2019 with this powerful and still vitally important play.' Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, 'Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols will ignite the stage with their critically acclaimed powerful portrayals of these iconic characters. Led by our brilliant director Michael Bloom, this is a not-to-be-missed production to start the new year.'  DRIVING MISS DAISY will begin previews on Wednesday, January 9; will open on Sunday, January 13 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.

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