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Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Music and Book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by Ryan Scrimger

This is a musical story about a town whose colorful days are lost in the pages of an old travel magazine and found by a feisty parolee, Percy, longing to see the world through new eyes. When Percy comes to the woodsy town of Gilead, she finds herself working at the only eatery in the town, the Spitfire Grill, and learns that its owner, Hannah, is as much a spitfire as the grill. Along with the rest of the town, Hannah wants nothing more than to be finished with the tired grill and the fading Gilead but she hasn’t been able to find a buyer so Percy suggests launching a raffle for the place. Entries send one hundred dollars and an essay about why you want the grill; the best essay wins the grill. The letters start blowing into the town like wildfire and gradually friendships, forgiveness, and trust starts to grow among the folks. Soon there’s hope that the colors might begin to return and bring life back to Gilead and the Spitfire Grill.

All performances are in The Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre in Camino Hall, room 131, at the University of San Diego.

Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm

All performances are in the USD Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre in
Camino Hall, room C131, at the University of San Diego.

Tickets are $11 for General Admission; $8 Students & Seniors.

Limited seating, early ticket purchase recommended.
No late seating due to seating configuration.
No reserved seating. No refunds.

Check out The Vista article here about the Grill!

The Spitfire Grill graphic

“Spitfire Grill, The” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.