The Last Night of Ballyhoo
Playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) wrote this semi-autobiographical family drama about coming of age in Atlanta’s small, largely assimilated Jewish community circa 1939. Several characters encounter semi-subdued prejudice (against Jews and between different categories of Jews). But mostly, this story deals with the tricky process of middle-aged parents helping their 20-something kids define their identity and find their place in life. Several scenes are quite funny. It’s an excellent script, unfamiliar to most people and well-served in this small, cleanly executed production, staged (a bit ironically) in a contemporary Christian church.
Imprint Theatre Company, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday; $15-$25. Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom; (916) 627-6533; www.imprinttheatre.org. Through May 25.