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The Miss Firecracker Contest


From the Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of Crimes of the Heart

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Beth Henley brings us another critically acclaimed masterpiece focused on the life of Carnelle Scott, a woman with a “reputation” in a small town. This explosive comedy focuses on the annual Miss Firecracker Beauty Contest as Carnelle struggles against all odds and the bizarre and ridiculous characters she encounters to win the crown and replace her tarnished title of “Miss Hot Tamale”. While a hilarious and masterful look at identity and southern culture, this often moving play explores everyone’s need to be loved and accepted.

Earlier Event: March 8
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