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From left: Jeff Cheek as Adolph, Debra Zumbach Grannan as Boo, Izzy Burger as Lala, and Donna Rossi-Youngblood as Reba (photo by Stuart Wagner)

Alfred Uhry’s Romantic Comedy “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” Is Unafraid to Tackle Serious Subjects

Jewish identify and the tensions within the Jewish community, circa 1939, between Jews of German descent and “the other kind” of Jews who called the shtetls (little towns) of Eastern Europe home are the twin subjects of American Jewish playwright Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award®-winning 1997 romantic comedy, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” playing Thursday-Sunday, now through April 24th, at Raleigh Little Theatre.

Raleigh Little Theatre’s “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” Is Full of Wit

Raleigh Little Theatre’s opening night of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, a comedy by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy and winner of 2 Tony awards, was met with laughter from Scene 1. The play is set in Atlanta, Georgia in 1939 and takes place in the living room of a Jewish (“all the… Read More ›

From left: Jeff Cheek as Adolph, Debra Zumbach Grannan as Boo, Izzy Burger as Lala, and Donna Rossi-Youngblood as Reba (photo by Stuart Wagner)

Alfred Uhry’s “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” Is a Tony Award®-Winning Romantic Comedy

“Alfred Uhry’s achingly beautiful play ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ … is … luminous and powerful,” declared the Los Angeles Times. “It will most likely find a place in the American canon alongside Uhry’s ‘Driving Miss Daisy’…. Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life.”