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The Last Night of Ballyhoo Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Alfred Uhry
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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Reba and Boo clear the table, and Adolph snoozes in his chair as Lala and Joe talk in the living room. Lala tells Joe the first line of her novel and tries to come up with the name of the home for the central family, saying it has to sound as Protestant as possible. She tells him her family is the only Jewish family on a socially mobile, very Protestant street.

Joe changes the subject, talking about how he'd have been glad to help out in the kitchen and how his mother insisted that he and his brothers know how to cook. Boo asks him whether he'll be going home for Christmas. He says that his family doesn't celebrate Christmas, but adds that he will go home for Passover in the spring. Lala tells how she went to a Passover supper once, spilled wine all...

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