Based on the 1996 independent film, the musical adaptation of The Spitfire Grill was an off-Broadway hit when it opened in September of 2001 at New Yorks Playwrights Horizons. The musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. Her presence precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening. Hope and redemption, the power of unconditional love and the beauty of small town life are among the enduring themes explored in the music and book by James Valcq and the lyrics and book by Fred Alley.
Wed., March 24, 7 p.m.; Thu., March 25, 7 p.m.; Fri., March 26, 7 p.m.; Sat., March 27, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., March 28, 2 p.m., 2010