Students to Present "Last Night of Ballyhoo" in October

Alfred Uhry’s Tony award-winning play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” will be presented on Wednesday, October 6-Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 8 p.m., and Sunday October 10 at 2:30 p.m., on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. in Dreyfuss Theatre.

A special free matinee for high school classes will be held on Friday, October 8 at 11 a.m. Arrangements for high school classes to attend may be made by calling Stephen Hollis, Director, 973-443-8467.

General admission is $10: $5 for students/seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling 973-443-8644, press 4, or purchased at the door.

The 1997 production premiered at the Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City, and received a Tony Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play.

This Uhry comedy is set in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 1939. Although Hitler has just invaded Poland, the Freitag family is consumed with finding a date for their daughter, Lala, so she may attend Ballyhoo, the Jewish social event of the season. With the introduction of eligible Joe to their family’s life, assimilation, prejudice and identity are revealed in this touching portrait of a family struggling to know its place.

This student production, directed by Stacie Lents, is sponsored by FDU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

For Immediate Release

FDU Public Relations
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