Apr 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm Apr 16, 23, 29, 30 at 2pm
This is the story of German Jews living in Atlanta, GA in 1939. Though Hitler is in power overseas, the Freitag family cares more about Ballyhoo, the biggest social event of the year. Themes of prejudice, romance, self-revelations, expectations, and obligations are masterfully woven into this award-winning play by the author of Driving Miss Daisy.
Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play and Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play
"Alfred Uhry's achingly beautiful play THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO…is…luminous and powerful...Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life." —Los Angeles Times The Last Night of Ballyhoo is sponsored by Ella Nayor & Jeffrey Cull
Over 100,000 young Americans run away from home every year. Within 48 hours of being on the street these teens will be approached by a man posing as a friend, offering food, shelter, and love. Most of the time, he will turn out to be a pimp and will sell the young person for commercial sex. The BODY & SOLD Project is a theater and community initiative to raise awareness about the epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation of our young people and develop strategies to combat it.
In 2015, Deborah Lake Fortson and Amy Merrill created a groundbreaking activist network of theaters and communities in the greater Boston area. The goal: to shine a spotlight on the trafficking of American young people for commercial sexual exploitation taking place right in our own backyard.
Talk back with community leaders after each performance.