Mercyhurst Theatre Program - The Miss Firecracker Contest

Taylor Little Theatre

Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Friday, April 07, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 08, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 2:00 pm

By Beth Henley

Directed by Michael Rowe

The Miss Firecracker Contest is the inspiring story of Carnelle Scott, an orphan living in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Carnelle is furiously rehearsing her patriotic tap dance for the Miss Firecracker Contest, hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation as the town’s “Miss Hot Tamale” and allow her to leave Brookhaven in a “crimson blaze of glory.” The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker, and Elain’s eccentric brother, Delmount, complicates matters. Nonetheless, Carnelle perseveres, leading to a climax of hilarity, heart, and radiant fireworks!


Adult $15
Senior/Student $10
Youth/Mercyhurst Student $5

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