The Spitfire Grill
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The Spitfire Grill


Music and Book by James Valcq Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley Based on the film by Lee David Zlotof

October 13 - 22, 2023

Percy Talbott has just been released from a five-year prison sentence. Looking for a fresh start, she lands in the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, where she finds a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill, the only eatery in town. The diner is for sale, but no one is buying. Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off in a contest that requires a 100-dollar entry fee and an essay on why you want the grill. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are heating up at the Spitfire Grill. Featuring a gorgeous, soulful score, The Spitfire Grill is an inspiring celebration of friendship and the healing power of second chances.

  • Due to the intimacy of 2nd Stage and the proximity of the stage to the door and seating area, there will be NO LATE SEATING. Please plan ahead as the exterior doors are locked promptly at 8:00 pm. Refunds not available due to late arrival.
  • 2nd Stage is wheelchair accessible via our elevator, however, there is no space for wheelchair parking to watch the show. Patrons must be willing to transfer to a seat (steps involved) if they would like to attend a 2nd Stage production. 

 pg SQ Running time: estimated 2 hrs 30 min

THE SPITFIRE GRILL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $25, plus $3 per ticket fee

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Fri October 13 @ 8 pm Buy Tickets
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Cassie Najor

Donna Edwards

Caitlin O'Brien

Charlie Shaw

Ben Sierzputowski

Johannah Steinbrecher-Booker

Drew Valimont

Percy Talbott

Hannah Ferguson

Shelby Thorpe

Caleb Thorpe

Joe Sutter

Effy Krayneck

The Visitor


Jennifer Ward

John Hall



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