The Miss Firecracker Contest
Mar 3, 4, 10, 11, 2017, 7pm
An explosively funny Southern Comedy by Beth Hebley, directed by Jane Orme.
The place is a small Southern town, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott (aka “Miss Hot Tamale”) is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest—hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation. 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.
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DATE: Mar 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7pm LOCATION: Merc Playhouse TICKETS: $5-$18 CONTACT: email@example.com, 509-997-7529