The Department of Theatre and Dance in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” a play by Alfred Uhry. The play runs from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 19 in the Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
The play takes place in December 1939. Hitler has invaded Poland, while in Atlanta, Georgia, the city is celebrating the world premiere of “Gone with the Wind.” The Freitag family of Atlanta identifies with being American southerners more than being German Jews. They, along with their fellow wealthy German Jews in Atlanta, are more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the annual social Jewish event of the season.
Shows are on Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. showing on Saturday, April 18, and there will be a talkback after the Sunday, April 12 matinee. General admission tickets are $20; students, faculty, staff, alumni and children under age 12 may purchase tickets for $12; and group prices are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-564-9539, www.fauevents.com or at the box office in FAU’s Student Union, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.