Friday Apr 21, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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A feisty parolee follows her dreams to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill.
Mother Road Theatre Company is thrilled to present, the final production of their 9th season: The Spitfire Grill. Julia Thudium and Lina Ramos (last collaborated on the sellout smash hit All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914) team up again to bring you a fun and inspiring musical with a full, live band.
In this Off-Broadway musical a feisty parolee (Percy) 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.
The Spitfire Grill features Mother Road company members Amy Bourque, Chris Gonzales, Kelsey Ann O’Keefe, Vic Browder, and Jen Stephenson. Newcomers to Mother Road, Alaina Warren Zachary and Shawn Boyd are also in the production.
In New York Magazine, John Simon wrote, “It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin to approach. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment.”
Visit motherroad.org to get more information and to buy tickets!