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‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’ play dates, times and ticket info


Ballyhoo 1The Play: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Playwright: Alfred Uhry

Play Dates and Times: April 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m.; April 23, 29 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Community Talk-Back:  April 20

Plot: Though Hitler is in power overseas, the Freitag family of Atlanta, Georgia, cares more about Ballyhoo, the biggest social event of the year. Romance, self-revelations, prejudice, and obligations are masterfully woven into this award-winning play by the author of Driving Miss Daisy.

Awards: Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play & Winner Ballyhoo 3of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play

What Say the Critics:

  • “Everything falls into place in this…wonderfully crafted script.” —Variety.
  • “Alfred Uhry’s charming Broadway comedy (sort of) The Last Night of Ballyhoo … has a subtext and undertow of thought. It is a delightful comedy freighted with an uncomfortable message.” —New York Post.
  • “Alfred Uhry’s achingly beautiful play The Last Night of Ballyhoo … luminous and powerful. It will most likely find a place in the American canon alongside Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy … Uhry draws his characters with so fine a pen, on such a solid foundation, that the story takes on the sharp poignancy of life.” —Los Angeles Times.


Director:   Producing Artistic Director Annette Trossbach

Cast: The show stars Bonnie Knapp (I’ll Eat You Last: a Chat with Sue Mengers), Amy Tardif (True Colors), John Repa (The Best Man), Kate Dirrigl (Bad Jews), Steven Coe (Play On!), Lexie Anne Cole (The Best Man), and Tyler Charpentier, who makes his Lab Theater debut.

Sponsors: Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull

Tickets:  $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/military, and $12 for students at the door. For tickets and more information for all shows and events, please call the theater at (239) 218-0481 or visit

Location: The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located in the River District at 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

March 31, 2017.

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