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The Last Night of BallyhooThe Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry

November 24 - December 16, 2006

Directed by Terry Veal

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards, this warm and thoughtful romantic comedy is set in 1939 at Christmastime in the Atlanta home of a prominent Jewish family that has always celebrated Christmas and does not observe any Jewish holidays.

Outside, “Gone With the Wind” is having its world premiere, Hitler is invading Poland, but the biggest worry for the ladies in the Freitag household is who will attend Ballyhoo, the social event of the year for Southern Jewish young people. Between the opening strains of Christmas carols and the closing prayer of Shabot Shalom, we see a family tugged apart and mended back together as they squabble and deal with prejudices within their family and their community. By play’s end, they are learning to respect their differences and embrace their Jewish heritage.

Playwright Alfred Uhry, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning “Driving Miss Daisy”, used his own upbringing as the inspiration for his story that is peopled with family eccentrics.
 

 THE CAST    


 

Lala Levy   Tonia Campanella
Rebecca "Reba" Freitag   Rhonda Clark
Beula "Boo" Levy   Mary Sue Backus
Adolph Freitag   Chris Crane
Joe Farkas   Ryan Mobley
Sunny Freitag   Haley Points
Sylvan "Peachy" Weil   Richard Russell
     

THE CREW

   
Director   Terry Veal
Set & Costume Design   Corey Martin
Lighting Design   Steven Gillmore
Stage Manager/
Light Technician
  Bob Cross
Sound Technician   Miguel Hallman
Set Construction   Corey Martin
Chris Holick
Ki Hughes
Scenic Painting   Corey Martin
Ki Hughes
Chris Holick
John Thompson
Rhonda Clark
Rodney Brazil
Properties   Monda Cross
Rhonda Clark
Running Crew   Tom Gibson
Genger Gibson
Roger Oxford
Stitcher   Carol Welch
Poster & Ad Design   Phil Carlton
Website Photos   Rhonda Clark
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Steve Vann - John Thompson - Jon Womastek - Suzanne Charney - Vikki Simer - Sue Ellen Reiman - Cindy Hickerson - Greg Earles of May Antique Centre

Cast Sponsors - Suzanne Charney & Jane Faulkner

 
   

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