Ballyhoo

Winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, the story takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Adolph Freitag and his family – who are so highly assimilated they have a Christmas tree in the front parlor – are looking forward to Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion ball sponsored by their restrictive country club. When Joe Farkas, an attractive eligible bachelor prompts college student Sunny to examine her Jewish identity (or lack thereof), she begins to question the beliefs with which she has been raised.

Performances will be at The Canton Theatre, 171 East Main St., Canton, Ga. 30114

Date of Performances: May 1-10, 2020

Non-equity; volunteer.

Monday, January 13 at 7pm

Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm

“The Hangar”

654 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock GA 30188

Rehearsal space is now climatized with a new HVAC unit.

3 men between the ages of 20 and 40

4 women between the ages of 20 and 50

Cold readings from the script

Resume, if available

Headshot ot current photo

Be prepared to list ALL CONFLICTS between February 10th and dates of the show (including weekends)

Will begin the week of February 10th

Begin at 7:00 pm

A full schedule will be available at the read through

Adolf Freitag (late 40s) 

A Southern gentleman, college-educated bachelor, and head of the family-owned business (Dixie Bedding Co.), Adolph has taken his sister and brother’s widow along with their daughters to live in his home. 

Boo (Beulah) Levy (late 40s/early 50s) 

A status-conscious mother of Lala, aunt, sister, and widow, her absorption with the family place in society is typically Southern belle. She is the main character driving the play’s inter-Jewish racism.

Lala Levy (In her 20s) 

Lala is immature for her age. She is an insecure, self-obsessed bundle of desperate energy. A perpetual romantic, Lala is obsessed with Gone With The Wind. 

Reba Freitag (mid 40’s)

The widow of Alfred and Boo’s late brother is based on Alfred Uhry’s own great aunt, whom he remembers lovingly as having a thought process rivaling the screwball logic of Gracie Allen. While Reba can appear ditzy, she is colorful and wise in her own way. She is Sunny’s mother.

Sunny Freitag (In her 20’s)

A junior at Wellesley College majoring in sociology, Sunny has acquired a critical intelligence while away from home. Struggling with her Jewish identity has led her to realize that she has discounted her own important heritage. 

Joe Farkas (mid to late 20’s)

A young, dapper New Yorker immediately senses that he is a fish out of water when he meets the Freitag family.  An outspoken intellectual, Joe is also a romantic. 

Sylvan “Peachy” Weil (20’s)

Although he shares none of Lala’s insecurity, Peachy is equally immature. He thinks cruel jokes are funny.  He is known for his back-slapping, confident Southern Politician–to-beattitude.

All auditions will be held at "The Hangar" in Woodstock

PLEASE NOTE:  watch for #654 on the mailbox, as GPS sometimes reflects an incorrect direction

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