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The Miss Firecracker Contest

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The Miss Firecracker Contest

By Beth Henley
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Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)
February 10 – 26, 2012

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Carnelle Scott of Brookhaven, Mississippi, wants nothing more than to be crowned Miss Firecracker in the beauty pageant at the town's annual Independence Day celebration. To this end, she has whipped up a talent-show act in which she tap dances and somersaults to ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' while clenching a sparkler in her teeth. Welcome to an evening of humor, alternately Southern-Gothic absurdist, a bittersweet study of Southern characters and a slapstick send-up to Miss America ideals. From Beth Henley, author of Crimes of the Heart.

Kirsten Ehlert stars as Carnelle Scott. Photo by Stuart Wagner.

In this photo: Kirsten Ehlert stars as Carnelle Scott. Photo by Stuart Wagner.

Director: Shawn Smith

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Ticket information

Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office on 919-821-3111.

Ticket prices:

Adults: $20
Seniors/Students: $16
First Sunday: $12 for all

Note: Students are up to and including college. Seniors are age 62 and up.

Shows are February 10 – 26, 2012.
Location: Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

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* Join us after the opening night performance for a wine and cheese reception in the main stage lobby where you can meet the cast. All opening night ticket holders are welcome.

In this photo (l-r): Laurell Bell as Popeye Jackson, Aaron Young as Delmount Williams, Kirsten Ehlert as Carnelle Scott, and Sharon Galluzzo and Elain Rutledge. Photo by Stuart Wagner.

In this photo (l-r): Laurell Bell as Popeye Jackson, Aaron Young as Delmount Williams, Kirsten Ehlert as Carnelle Scott, and Sharon Galluzzo and Elain Rutledge. Photo by Stuart Wagner.

Cast

  • Carnelle Scott: Kirsten Ehlert
  • Elain Rutledge: Sharon Galluzzo
  • Mac Sam: Larry Evans
  • Popeye Jackson: Laurell Bell
  • Delmont Williams: Aaron Young
  • Tessie Mahoney: Becca Easley

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For more information, please contact the RLT Box Office on 919-821-3111.

wheelchair accesssibleAll performances are wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

audio descriptionAudio description for those with visual disabilities. will be provided at the February 12, 3:00 pm performance upon request only. Request and ticket purchase must be arranged with the box office beforeJanuary 27.


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