[BOOKS] ✭ The Last Night of Ballyhoo ✷ Alfred Uhry – Tkcleaningservices.co.uk
A cute read that is a great play and I would actually like to see this on stage. 4 stars what a great suggestion for a not necessarily Christmassy holiday season read I remember seeing this play a number of years ago, and enjoying it then The play is about a Jewish extended family living in the South, preparing for Christmas and New Years, largely leading up to an annual evening event called Ballyhoo , where the Jews of the area congregate and have festivities The play reminded me of others of its kind, with tension amongst Jewish families, especially regarding assimil 4 stars what a great suggestion for a not necessarily Christmassy holiday season read I remember seeing this play a number of years ago, and enjoying it then The play is about a Jewish extended family living in the South, preparing for Christmas and N I was really surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did The subject matter is wealth, status, and being an outsider a upper crust Jewish family in the 1930 s south Like his other work, Driving Miss Daisy,The Las A traditional play in many ways, Uhry finds surprising depth in his discussion of Jewish identification in the Deep South The historic connections as well help amplify the story outside the confines of the living room into the national sphere A solid play structure for a surprisingly deep story. I wanted to like this play, I really did It deals with an interesting theme how to maintain ethnic identity in this case Judaism when one is surrounded by otherness in this case 1930 s Atlanta, filled with cotillions and Christmas trees I felt the writing a little episodic and the chara In 1930s Atlanta, the German Jewish community s social calendar revolves around Ballyhoo Insular and assimilated, the Freitag family is upper class When an ambitious young man from Eastern Europe comes into their lives, it exposes the prejudices of the Freitags lives The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes a small slice of American life and uses it to look at the larger themes of American identity The characters are a bit needlessly quirky, but overall it s one of those rare plays that works as bot In 1930s Atlanta, the German Jewish community A refreshing read after the self important, navel gazing pretentiousness of the other Tony winning plays since 1980 A solid story, dialogue that as descriptive of character as it is entertaining, and a happy ending FINALLY a happy ending Why are all modern plays so depressing Very funny play with characters that come alive. I am such a sucker for Southern overly dramatic plays about jews around christmas time at the start of WWII The Newest Play By The Author Of The Pulitzer Prize Winning Driving Miss Daisy.