The Miss Firecracker Contest
From the playwright who brought you CRIMES OF THE HEART comes this nutty Southern comedy. We meet Carnelle, an irrepressible young woman who thinks that winning the local beauty contest will restore her soiled reputation and make her somebody in her small Mississippi community. The family and friends who help her along the way are a dysfunctional bunch who tackle life in their own peculiar ways. Carnelle perseveres—leading to a denouement of unparalleled hilarity and compassion—as all concerned finally escape their unhappy pasts and turn hopefully toward what must surely be a better future.