Glenbard North to present "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
Apr 17, 2017 5:04 PM -
Glenbard North Theatre will present its spring production, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," from May 4 through 6. Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" is set in 1939 in Atlanta, during the world premiere of "Gone with the Wind" and just after Hitler's invasion of Poland. This Tony Award-winning comedy presents a look into the lives of the upper-crust Jewish Freitag family: Adolf, owner of the Dixie Bedding Company; his widowed sister, Boo; and widowed sister-in-law, Reba; as well as nieces Lala and Sunny. Their biggest concern is preparing for the social event of the year -- a ball called "Ballyhoo". Secure in their status, yet still overly concerned about appearances, they take great pains to make sure that they are seen as upstanding members of society. But all their pretense and posturing comes to light when college-age Sunny gets romantically involved with Joe, who is several social rungs below the Freitags, in Boo's opinion. Everyone must confront their own beliefs, prejudices and desires. The family will never be the same as they take a journey filled with comedy, romance and revelations. They mus face where they come from and deal with who they really are.