Miss Firecracker Contest Logo-smallTHE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
Apr 27-May 13, 2018

Written by Beth Henley
Stage Direction by Dana Nelson-Isaacs
Choreography by Alise Guzik


In the small town of Brookhaven, Mississippi, Carnelle Scott is furiously rehearsing for the Miss Firecracker Contest - hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation as “Miss Hot Tamale” and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, (who has walked out on her rich but boring husband and her two small children) complicates matters a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount (recently released from a mental institution) to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. But, aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye (who is hopelessly smitten by Delmount) 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.


Directed by Dana Nelson-Issacs
Stage Management by Sophia Osbourne
Costume Design by Barbara McFadden
Set Design by Barry Martin
Property Design by Allison Sutherland
Lighting Design by April George
Hair and Makeup Design by Brette Bartolucci


Carnelle Scott: Melody Payne ^
Popeye Jackson: Sydney Schwindt ^
Elain Rutledge: Ashley Garlick ^
Delmount Williams: John Browning
Mac Sam: Chad Yarish
Tessy Mahoney: Becky Doyle


^ Lucky Penny Productions debut

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