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The Miss Firecracker Contest
Jan 24 - Feb 9 , 2014 • Theatre Charlotte
- $25 - $27
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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