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The Miss Firecracker Contest

Jan 24 - Feb 9 , 2014 Theatre Charlotte

  • $25 - $27
  • Theatre Charlotte

Overview

Comedy by Beth Henley

A glittering explosion of laughs sparkle throughout Beth Henley’s story of one small Mississippi town’s biggest annual celebration: the 4th of July Festival and beauty pageant. Carnelle Scott is feverishly rehearsing her patriotic tap dance for the Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, complicates matters, as does Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount. But, aided by an awkward seamstress named Popeye and several other cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle's efforts culminate in a hilarious firework-worthy finish!

. "…the evening's torrential downpour of humor—alternately Southern-Gothic absurdist, melancholy and broad—almost never subsides." – NY Times

 

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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