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

Alfred Uhry
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Act 2, Scene 2 Summary

That night, Adolph snoozes in his chair and Reba clears the dinner table as Lala models her dress, a, filly ball gown with a big hoop skirt, for the last night of Ballyhoo. It looks like something out of Gone with the Wind, which makes Adolph refer to her as "Scarlett O'Goldberg." Lala asks Adolph to dance with her, and he does so, reluctantly. Joe and Sunny come in and start dancing as well. Joe accidentally steps on Lala's dress and tears it. She rushes upstairs in tears, and Boo follows Lala while commenting that they couldn't allow Lala even a little happiness. Reba says the rip is easily fixable and goes upstairs to help.

As Joe apologizes and Adolph says it's not really a big deal, Reba calls down for Sunny to come up and help with the dress. When she's gone...

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