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The Miss Firecracker Contest

by Beth Henley
Directed by Dale Bush

May 2 & 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
May 9 & 10, 2014 at 8:00pm
May 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
May 11 & 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Maura Campbell-Balkits, Lindsay Brooks, Bryan K. Davis, Amy Silver Judd, Briavel Schultz, & Christopher Storer

The story is set in the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven, the time a few days before the Fourth of July. Carnelle Scott 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. The unexpected arrival of her cousin Elain, a former Miss Firecracker winner, complicates matters a bit, as does the repeated threat of Elain's eccentric brother, Delmount to sell the family homestead and decamp for New Orleans. But, aided by a touchingly awkward seamstress named Popeye 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.

Suitable for Ages 13 and up.

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A Word from Our President
Updated: October 12, 2013

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In the Spotlight

Announcing the 2014-2015 Board Candidates

The annual meeting of the general membership will be held on Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm, at the theater. The main purpose of this meeting is for the election of Curtain Players Board members for the upcoming season.

The slate to be presented is:

President – Jill Taylor
Vice President – Jim Petsche
Treasurer – Michael Day
Secretary – Cheryl Muller

In addition, there will be 4 people in consideration for 2 trustee positions:

Larry Hansgen
Bethany Schoeff
Lindsay Brooks
Brian Palmer

In addition to the above candidates, nominations from the floor may also be made, granted that the nominees have given their approval for the nomination.

The current Board will have their regular monthly meeting following the general membership meeting.

Please join us and let your voice be heard in selecting the leadership team for next season!