Cambridge Campus production of ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’ opens on stage this weekend

The public is invited to attend the Anoka-Ramsey Community College production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College students (from left: seated Kathy Cole, Kacie Lien-Rubbert, Hannah Seline-Wagner, Devon Mlinar and John Archila) rehearse for the Cambridge Campus production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 3 at 2 p.m.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College students (from left: seated Kathy Cole, Kacie Lien-Rubbert, Hannah Seline-Wagner, Devon Mlinar and John Archila) rehearse for the Cambridge Campus production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 3 at 2 p.m.

Peformances are scheduled for  Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Cambridge Campus

Last Night of Ballyhoo is a play by Alfred Uhry (also author of Driving Miss Daisy) set in Atlanta on the eve of the premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind in 1939.

The play focuses on a family that gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations along the way.

Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

“This lovely, funny play is about a world very different from ours in the frozen tundra of da nort’! yet its themes of family, identity, love and success are universal,” said the play’s director and college theatre faculty member Lisa Weaver. “Theatre can be a great tool for developing communication skills, creativity and team-building, as well as a tool for understanding other cultures and our own.”

Tickets are $8 in advance at the college bookstore, or online at webs.AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre.

Buy tickets now, or at the door an hour prior to the performance.

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