The Miss Firecracker Contest

By Beth Henley

Directed by Jeremy Thomas Poulsen

Carnelle Scott's only dream is to win the local beauty contest and gain acceptance from her small Southern town. But will tap-dancing, roman candles, and a misbehaving hoop skirt really help her do the trick? One of Beth Henley's most heartwarming and hilarious plays.

A long-run Off-Broadway success, this explosively funny play again demonstrates the author's unique gift for finding rich lodes of humor-and simple wisdom-in the zany activities of small-town life. 

Produced by Strollers Theatre in the Drury Theatre at the Bartell, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703

Performances: May 14-31, 2008

Performance Times: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 4 & 8 pm

Ticket Prices: $15

Call 608-661-9696 #2 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions for the upcoming Strollers Theatre production of The Miss Firecracker Contest will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18, at 7 pm, at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St. There are roles for 2 males and 4 females, ages 20 to 35. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Please contact director Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen at 358-1948 with any questions.