Weekend To-Do: 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' | Rock Candy

Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekend To-Do: 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 9:38 AM

ballyhoo.JPG

'THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO'
7:30 p.m., The Weekend Theater. $14.

This Friday, the Weekend Theater opens its doors for the season's penultimate production, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo." The period piece, set in 1939 Atlanta, follows the Freitags, a Southern Jewish family whose concern about atrocities against the Jews in Europe is overshadowed by the holidays, the family business, the local premiere of "Gone With the Wind" and, notably, the upcoming Ballyhoo dance, the social event of the season. While heavy at times, as many of the black box theater's productions are, director Andy Hall maintains that, at its core, the show is "an old-fashioned romantic comedy." Also, it's written by the author of "Driving Miss Daisy," Alfred Uhry, who knows a good little bit about smooth-but-potent Southern satire.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by John Tarpley

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre to suspend operations immediately

    “The inability to reach its projected goals for charitable giving and ticket sales, and the change in the theatre landscape in Little Rock have created a perfect financial storm for The Rep,” Board Chair Brian Bush said. “The Rep’s ticket sales have been on a downhill slope for several years. Our community is on the verge of losing an amazing arts organization and tremendous asset to our city. Closing The Rep will have a devastating impact on the redevelopment of Main Street and the creative corridor.”

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation