The Miss Firecracker Contest 09/13–10/14Buy Tickets
NORTHVILLE—Tipping Point Theatre’s opening play of its 12th season, The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley will run September 13 through October 14. For tickets and more information, visit www.TippingPointTheatre.com or call the box office at 248-347-0003.
Carnelle is a young woman in the 80’s that is known around her small town in Missouri as the promiscuous ‘Miss Hot Tamale’. Determined to change her reputation and live out her dreams, she enters the local beauty pageant, The Miss Firecracker Contest. Together with her bickering cousins, Delmount and Elain, and her plucky new friend, Popeye, Carnelle takes on the seemingly impossible task of winning the crown.
The show’s playwright, Beth Henley, is known for her shows that feature southern towns and strong female roles. Her most well-known show, Crimes of the Heart, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.