Act 1, Scene 1
• Lala Levy sings Christmas carols as she decorates a Christmas tree while her aunt Reba watches and knits; Lala's mother, Boo, comes in and orders Lala to take the star off the top of the Christmas tree, because the star symbolizes the birth of the Messiah, trees in Jewish homes like theirs can't have stars.
• Boo suggests that Lala should have other things on her mind, such as who's going to take her to Ballyhoo in a couple of weeks and suggests that Lala call a boy named Sylvan, a family friend.
• Lala is going down to the movie theater to see the stars, because she's writing a book about the South that she's convinced is going to become a movie; Boo says she should be doing something more constructive, like calling Sylvan.
• Boo says that Lala has to take her place in society, but Lala...
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