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The Last Night of Ballyhoo
June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until June 15, 2019
One event on June 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm
It will be Christmas in June in Pelham when South City Theatre opens Alfred Uhry’s touching, thought-provoking, and hilarious THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO. Performances will be staged at South City Theatre, 2969 Pelham Parkway, Pelham , 7:30 p.m. on June 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, June 9 and 16. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for students under 18 and seniors over 60 . Group rates are available if purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://www.southcitytheatre.com/get-tickets/ Reservations are available by calling the box office (205-621-2128) and leaving a message.
When the play opens, it is Christmas, 1939, and Atlanta is bustling. Downtown, the premiere of Gone With the Wind is taking place while in the suburbs the cream of Atlanta’s Jewish crop are preparing for the Jewish social event of the season, Ballyhoo. World War II has just begun in Europe, but no one has time for that. Ballyhoo approaches – and Lala needs a date. But not just any date; he must be able to rub elbows with the social elite. In short, he must fit in with “the right kind.”
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO is a bittersweet, romantic tale that deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South, exposing the prejudices that existed between German-American Jews and “the other kind.” While pride, prejudice and the denial of one’s heritage are at the core of Ballyhoo, the story is at heart a love story, prompting one Atlanta critic to write “this irresistible love story bestows the gift of a truly, deeply, happy ending.” (Dan Hulbert, Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play, Alfred Uhry (DRIVING MISS DAISY) is the first American playwright to win the “Triple Crown” of dramatic writing: Tony Award (2), an Oscar, and a Pulitzer Prize.
THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO is directed by Lisa Ponder and stars Bailey Glasgow, Donna Williamson, Lori Edwards, Todd Ponder, Jason Bearden, Katie Milligan, and Ryan Gerrells. The production team includes Donna Williamson, Mike Gerrells, Justin McGuire, Jason Cox, Tony McGuire, and Amy Self.