The Last Night of Ballyhoo - Act 2, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

Alfred Uhry
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Act 2, Scene 3 Summary

It is Christmas Day. Boo rushes around making sure the house is clean and tidy for Sylvan while Reba accepts a Christmas gift from Louisa - watermelon pickles, which Boo hates. As Reba tries to calm down Boo, Adolph appears wearing the sweater Reba knitted him for Christmas. Reba tells him he can take it to the thrift shop if he doesn't like it, but Adolph protests that he loves it. The doorbell rings.

Sylvan Weil (nicknamed Peachy) comes in and introduces himself. He comments on the Christmas tree, calling it a Chanukah bush. Reba and Boo introduce themselves, and after some small talk about Peachy's family, Lala comes downstairs. She and Peachy say hello to each other in a mocking-teasing kind of way, and Boo invites him to have some coffee cake. He says he can't if it has nuts, since he's fatally allergic...

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