Last Chance to catch the Zachary Scott Theatre Center mounting of Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballyhoo, ending its scheduled run in Austin, TX Jan. 17, 1999. Tickets are Sold Out for all performances except a recently-added Sunday (Jan. 17) at 7 PM, though standby tix are available an hour before showtime for other weekend performances. Ballyhoo began back on Dec. 10, 1998.
Uhry's comedy/drama debuted in the summer of 1996 in Atlanta, the play's setting, where it was commissioned for the Olympics Arts Festival. In Ballyhoo, prejudice against (and among) Southern Jews arises during plans for the German-Jewish community's annual Ballyhoo ball. Coincidentally it's also time for the original release of the film classic, Gone With The Wind, which takes place in Atlanta and deals with the Civil War and Reconstruction era.
Ballyhoo centers on first cousins Lala Levy and Sunny Freitag, thrilled as they prepare for the social event of the season with the cream of Southern Jewish society.
The Last Night of Ballyhoo plays on the ZACH's Kleberg Stage (1421 W. Riverside Dr). For tickets or more information, call (512) 476-0541. Next up: The Fats Waller-based musical revue Ain't Misbehavin', starting previews Feb. 4, 1999.