Vermont Repertory Theatre Stages ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’
Take a trip back in time to December of 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia, when Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ by Alfred Uhry. The show will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on the campus of College of Saint Joseph at 71 Clement Road in Rutland at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 4 to 6 and 11 to 13, as well as at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. ‘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 holiday season. Most involved is Adolph Freitag’s family which includes a widowed sister, a widowed sister-in-law and two nieces who are courted by two very different men. The family is pulled apart and then mended, with plenty of comedy, romance and revelation along the way. Directed by Alex Nicosia with stage management by Tom Noble, the cast includes actors Richard Reed, Sandra Gartner, Susan Gladding-Heitzman, Kim Olden, Meg Kemble, Evan Breault, Brent Merrill and Danielle McKeighan. Tickets are $20 per person; advance purchase is encoraged at actorsreptvt.org due to limited seating, but they will also be available at the door.