About This Show

The Little Theatre of Manchester’s 2004 season continueswith the funny,
sad, thought provoking and ultimately heartwarming comedy The Last Night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy. David Nagel directs.

This comedy follows a brief episode in the life of an Atlanta family in 1939
as they prepare for Ballyhoo, the premiere event on the Jewish social
calendar. Boo Levy is extremely concerned about her daughter’s prospects for finding an appropriate escort to the ball. Her anxiety is due, in part, to the competition between her daughter and her more attractive niece, Sunny. The romantic tension doubles with the appearance of Joe Farkas, an attractive young stranger from New York.

These comical romantic concerns are thrown into relief by glamour of the
premiere of Gone with The Wind on the one hand, and Germany’s invasion of Poland on the other. With these large-scale events in the background, the German-Jewish Freitag family is also forced to address the prejudices that their social circle has for Eastern European Jews like Joe Farkas.

Schedule: June 4-6, 10-13 and 18-20 with Sunday performances at 2pm, all others at 8pm.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 4, 2004 Final Performance: June 20, 2004
Location: Cheney Hall, Hartford

177 Hartford Rd,

Manchester,

06040

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