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

Alfred Uhry
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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The next morning, Sunny studies, Boo does the accounts for the store, Reba knits and Lala paces, nervous about whether Sylvan is going to take her to Ballyhoo. Boo convinces Lala to call him. Lala finds out from the housekeeper that Sylvan has already left, and so she won't find out whether he's going to take her to the dance. Boo calls the housekeeper back and discovers that Sylvan left with his tuxedo and dancing shoes. This convinces everybody that he will be asking Lala to Ballyhoo, and they all congratulate her. Lala then convinces her mother to go shopping for a dress with her. They go upstairs to get ready.

Reba tells Sunny how proud she is of her, growing up so differently from her. She explains that when she (Reba) was young, she'd have been silly about going to Ballyhoo like Lala, but...

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