The Last Night of Ballyhoo Discussion Questions

Alfred Uhry
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Do you think the final scene of the family's Sabbath dinner is fantasy or reality? Explain your answer.

Find out more information about American-Jewish reactions to the persecutions of European Jews. What efforts did American Jews make to help European Jews? What additional efforts do you think they might have made?

Investigate other forms of racism that took place in the South in 1930s, such as discrimination against African Americans.

Write a journal entry, as if you were Joe, explaining how you feel about the Levy/Freitag family.

Find out more about Jewish life in the 1930s. Compare Jewish life in the South to Jewish life in the North. Are the characters in The Last Night of Ballyhoo accurate reflections of their time period?

Do you think the play is more comedic or more serious? Do you think the use of comedy is an effective tool...

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