Cast for Louisiana Tech production of ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ announced

Jan 12, 2015 | General News

The Stone Theatre at Louisiana Tech University is proud to announce the seven-member cast for its upcoming production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” directed by Louisiana Tech Associate Theatre Professor Paul B. Crook.
Performance dates for “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” are scheduled for January 28-31, 2015 and February 4-7, 2015 in Stone Theatre located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus. Curtain times will be announced at a later date.
The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Louisiana TechThe cast includes Trey Clark (graduate student from Vera, Oklahoma) as Adolph Freitag, Kaitlin Fouquet (freshman from Covington, Louisiana) as Beulah Levy, Maggie McAdams (freshman from Tyler, Texas) as Reba Freitag, Ashley Davis (sophomore from Covington, Louisiana) as Lala Levy, Courtney VanEaton (junior from Shreveport, Louisiana) as Sunny Freitag, Johnny Marley (senior from Shreveport, Louisiana) as Joe Farkas and Kevin Keeler (senior from Haughton, Louisiana) as Sylvan Weil.
Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play, Alfred Uhry’s “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” takes place in Atlanta, Georgia in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland. However, Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family – bachelor Adolph, his widowed sister, Beulah (Boo) Levy, and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba.
Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala, attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala’s last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. The family 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.
For more information, contact the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre at (318) 257-2930, visit, or access their Facebook page at Follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @LaTechTheatre. To learn more about upcoming events from the School of Performing Arts, visit
Written by Marian Fields –