Join the Theatre Department for a poignant and heartfelt musical.

“The Spitfire Grill” tells the story of Percy Talbott, a young woman who is recently released from prison and moves to a small town in Maine called Gilead. She starts working at the Spitfire Grill, an old restaurant owned by Hannah Ferguson, a feisty and stubborn woman. As Percy works to turn the Grill into a successful business, she also learns about the secrets and struggles of the town’s residents and finds a sense of belonging in her new home. The musical explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the importance of community.

The Spitfire Grill runs October 27-29 in the Alma Thomas Theater. Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are free for Southwestern students, faculty, and staff. Discounts are available for teachers, students, military, and seniors.

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Music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley. Based on the 1996 film of the same name by Lee David Zlotoff.

“THE SPITFIRE GRILL” is presented by arrangement with Concord “Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.