Oct 16–Nov 1, 2015

By Fred Alley, James Valcq, and Lee David Zoltoff
Directed by Scott Ford

Percy Talbott, a feisty parolee, follows her dreams from the pages of 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. Newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why one would want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’.

The New Yorker called it “touching and memorable,” while Variety proclaims “Poignant and spine-chilling! A show with universal appeal! The score is exciting, infectious, and lively!” This soulful and transcendent musical is full of soaring melodies, sure to send you home feeling warm all over.

Production Photos

Photo credit: Michael Traynor



Percy Talbot: Katharine Strom  
Hannah Ferguson: Martha Wigmore   
Shelby Thorpe: Christy Jones    
Caleb Thorpe: Patrick Jones  
Joe Sutter: James Ehlenz  
Effy Krayneck: Shana Eisenberg    
The Visitor: Brad Bone

Artistic Staff

Director: Scott Ford
Music Director: Mary Cay Stone
Choreographer: Heidi Spesard-Nobale
Stage Manager: Pat Campbell
Scenic Designer: Brian Proball
Costume Designer: Libby Porter
Lighting Designer: Adam Raine
Properties Designer: Emma Davis
Sound Designer: Jeff Geisler, Gabriel Gomez
Asst. Stage Managers: Pat Noren Enderson, Andrea Kotzer
Sound Board Operator: Abe Gabor