We are pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Set in n Atlanta in December of 1939 at the onset of World War II, this “dramedy” written by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) depicts a wealthy assimilated Jewish family that remains naively unaware of the growing atrocity facing the Jewish people in Europe. As they anticipate Ballyhoo, a cotillion ball being thrown at their country club, the family gradually becomes aware of the divisive rhetoric wearing away at Jewish identity, and of Hitler’s capacity to weaponize this division for his political and ideological ends. While cloaked in humor, the play’s themes include intra-ethnic bias, the undermining of cultural institutions, and the harsh coming-of-age experienced by young Jews, both religious and secular, during this time
The play has roles for 3 men and 4 women ranging in age from 20s through mid 40s/early 50s. It takes place in Atlanta and will require Southern accents, except for one character from Brooklyn. A dialog coach will be a member of the creative team to assist.