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"The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County"

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Milligan, Jason (American playwright, writer, July 23, 1961-____), "The Prettiest Girl in Lafayette County,"

a 20-minute Southern romance in English, set in a card shop on the town square of a small Southern town, the day after Valentine's Day, 1885,


©1985; script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 25th Street, New York City, New York 10010, telephone (212) 206-8990. Cited by Jason Milligan; Milligan says,

Synopsis "A young woman named Misty is setting up a display of St. Patrick's Day cards in the shop where she works in a small town in Mississippi when a young man saunters in looking to buy a St. Valentine's Day card. Since it is the day after Valentine's Day, they are all at half price. He chooses his card and presents it to the abashed salesgirl. Turns out, his buddies have bet him Fifty Dollars that he can't walk right in and get Misty, who may or may not be 'the prettiest girl in Lafayette County,' to kiss him. Though James does not win the bet, he may just possibly have won the girl--or, at least, a date with her."

Themes courtship, Mississippi, small town, St. Valentine's Day, wager.

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