Opens May 2, 2014!
Logo for Beth Henley's 'The Miss Firecracker Contest' (Design by Jeff Kemeter)

The Miss Firecracker Contest

by Beth Henley
Directed by Dale Bush

May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
May 11 & 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

The story is set in the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott is rehearsing furiously 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 a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. But, aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye and several other cheerfully nutty characters, Carnelle perseveres - leading to a denouement of unparalleled hilarity, compassion and moving lyricism as all concerned finally escape their unhappy pasts and turn hopefully toward what must surely be a better future.

Suitable for Ages 13 and Up.

Purchase tickets online or call 614.360.1000.

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