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Kirsten Ehlert zestfully portrays town slut-turned-beauty pageant contestant Carnelle Scott in "The Miss Firecracker Contest" (photo by Stuart Wagner)

“The Miss Firecracker Contest” Fizzles at RLT

The Southern Gothic characters of the “The Miss Firecracker Contest” do not lead lives of quiet desperation. Starting with Brookhaven, MS town slut-turned local beauty pageant contestant Carnelle Scott (zestfully portrayed by Kirsten Ehlert), “Crimes of the Heart” playwright Beth Henley’s frisky fictional creations are one big hot mess after another.

Kirsten Ehlert stars as Carnelle Scott of Brookhaven, MS, who will do anything to win the town's annual Fourth of July Miss Firecracker contest, including tap dance and somersault to ''The Star-Spangled Banner,'' while clenching a sparkler in her teeth (photo by Stuart Wagner)

See Beth Henley’s a Splendid Southern Gothic Comedy “The Miss Firecracker Contest” on Feb. 10-26 at RLT

Kirsten Ehlert stars as Carnelle Scott of Brookhaven, MS, in “The Miss Firecracker Contest” by Beth Henley. Carnelle will do anything to win the town’s annual Fourth of July beauty pageant, including tap dance and somersault to ”The Star-Spangled Banner,” while clenching a sparkler in her teeth.