The Spitfire Grill

Director: Lee F. Orchard
Performances: April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. and April 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 2 p.m.

Location: University Theatre

About the Performance: 

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

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