News About The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Granite Theatre
THE GAME'S FOOT Comes to the Granite Theatre
March 09, 2019
"The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig is opening March 22 at the Granite Theatre. (more...)
Granite Theatre Announces 2019 Season
January 20, 2019
The 2019 season opens with THE GAME'S AFOOT by Ken Ludwig. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop. - March 22 - April 7 (more...)
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.