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Dissension, Tension, and Laughs at Ballyhoo

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In the midst of the wartime era in the late 1930's, a German-Jewish family living in Atlanta is focused on the societal event of the season.  The Last Night Of Ballyhoo is presented by the Louisiana Tech University Theatre Department beginning January 28.

"Atlanta had two groups of German Jews at the time," says Associate Theatre Professor Paul Crook, who directs the play.  "The story tells the dissension of the two groups, and what a family member observes from interacting with the other group."

A mix of comedy and romance ensue, as Boo Levy, a traditional Southern mama, seeks to find an appropriate suitor for her daughter at the Ballyhoo social. 

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