The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Alfred Uhry
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The next morning, Reba is clearing away after breakfast and Adolph is doing some paperwork when Boo comes in with the morning paper. As she hands it to Adolph, she announces that she just saw Louisa, their cook, going to work at Arkwright's across the street. Boo adds that she asked Louisa why she had changed jobs, but Louisa said Boo already knew why. Reba reminds Boo that Boo did ask Louisa if she knew anything about some money missing off Adolph's bureau, implying that Louisa probably felt accused of stealing and left in protest.

Adolph, reading the paper, tells Reba to hurry and get ready. As Reba runs upstairs to put on a dress, Boo asks Adolph what's upset him so much. Adolph comments on how Hitler is going into Poland, and it doesn't look good. Boo angrily asks Adolph to pay attention to...

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