Auditions For "The Last Night Of Ballyhoo"

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Act3 Productions will be holding open auditions for actors 18 and up for "The Last Night of Ballyhoo", a comedy by Alfred Uhry, on Saturday, September 19 from 12pm - 4 pm and Sunday, September 20 from 7pm - 10 pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Saturday, September 26 from 12 pm - 4 pm. Parts available for 3 men and 4 women. Show dates: December 4-19.

For an audition appointment and initial please email director Chris Ikner at Act3 Playhouse is located in the Sandy Springs Plaza, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
The comedy is set in the upper-class, German-Jewish home of the Freitag family in Atlanta, Georgia. It is December 1939. Hitler has recently conquered Poland, Gone with the Wind is about to premiere, and Adolph Freitag, his sister Boo Levy, sister-in-law Reba and nieces Lala and Sunny are looking forward to Ballyhoo, a lavish cotillion sponsored by their country club at which the who’s-who of Southern Jews will be. Adolph's new employee Joe Farkas is an attractive, eligible bachelor of an Eastern European Jewish family. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is familiar with prejudice but not with the possibility that a Jewish family would be so assimilated they would have a Christmas tree but not hold a Seder. These two worlds colliding provide comedy and some introspection by all the characters.

Boo Levy – 40s-50s, Adolph’s older sister and Lala's mother. Her husband is dead, she runs her brothers household like a CEO at the same time struggling with wanting her daughter to be socially successful or at least marry into the “right” family.

Sunny Freitag – 20s, Reba’s daughter. A junior at the well-to-do liberal arts college Wellesley, Sunny is interested in the works of Eugene V. Debs and Upton Sinclair. She struggles with her Jewish identity, but faces this through her relationship with Joe.

Adolph Freitag - 40s-50s. A business man. Adores Sunny & Reba, but tolerates Boo & Lala. Adolph is a kind soul. While a successful business man, he is obviously not in control at home.

Lala Levy – 20s, Boo’s daughter. Obsessed with 'Gone With The Wind.' She is somewhat childish and awkward. Has great flights of fancy, but finds the realities of the world hard to deal with.

Reba Freitag – 40s-50s, sister-in-law to Adolph and Boo. Reba is somewhat simple, but is more shrewd than others give her credit.

Joe Farkas – 20s, Works for Adolph Freitag. Is smart, funny and forthright. He finds an intellectual match in Sunny, and challenges the family to reassess their ideas of identity and family.

Sylvan “Peachy” Weil – 20s, a visitor from Lake Charles, LA. While from one of the premiere Southern Jewish families, he is known for his obnoxious behavior and outspokenness.
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