The Miss Firecracker Contest

The Miss Firecracker Contest

Written by: Beth Henley 

Actor's Theatre of New Orleans, Inc.    9/10/2009 - 9/26/2009 (schedule)

Category:  Comedy

The place is the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott (known locally as "Miss Hot Tamale") 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. However, the unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner complicates matters a bit. Add several other cheerfully nutty characters, and you are lead 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.

Comedy - Recommended for audience 13+

Total performances: 11

Hilary Neff.... Carnelle Scott *
Jen Allison.... Elain Rutledge *
Tommy Vita.... Delmount Williams *
Crystal Brotmeyer.... Tessy Mahoney
Gina Abromson.... Popeye Jackson
Robert Facio.... Mac Sam
*=featured role

Chelle Ambrose ....  Director; Managing Director
Rene J. F. Piazza ....  Artistic Director

Record created by: theatregal16

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