A dozen young women are gathering to compete in "Miss Hometown America," a beauty pageant whose contestants must be from small towns. In addition, three other girls are there--at least in spirit! After an untimely end, Heather, Hope and Twyla come back to earth as angels and are watching the very pageant they had hoped to be in. They must be there for a reason, but why? As the pageant proceeds, we meet other contestants, including Ursula and her posse who are determined to take the winning and follow-up spots, no matter what. Can the angel trio keep the pageant fair and stop Ursula from stealing Heather's boyfriend? Other characters add beautiful humor including an egocentric newsman, enraptured stage mom, fussy director, and dim secretary.
PLAYWRIGHT DELMAR BURKITT
TALKS ABOUT "MISS TEEN BEAUTY QUEEN"
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: The play was written specifically for my son-in-law, Ed Dickens, who had taken over my job as play director when I retired. I wrote it with the idea that a director could enjoy this play and could use all his/her potential creativity in doing it.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY?
A: My favorite part has to be the interaction between Aaron and Ursula during the mouth-to-mouth scenes.
Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM?
A: The characters come from my imagination and are not consciously based on any real people, although, I feel that all created characters are based on those we know and have known.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: My goal in creating this play was to create happiness in the audience. I also think the cast and crew can truly have a really good time making this play a riot. I hope any director that does this play will have that as one of his/her primary goals.