The Spitfire Grill Concludes 2023-24 Season

The Heartfelt Musical Celebrates Fresh Starts

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company ends its 2023-2024 season with THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a heartfelt musical co-directed by Marcela Lorca and Michelle O’Neill, with music direction by Peter Vitale.

 The show’s music and book are by James Valcz and lyrics and book by Fred Alley. It is based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff. The show tours April 25-June 9 to numerous community locations in the Twin Cities and correctional facilities in Greater Minnesota.

 THE SPITFIRE GRILL tells the story of Percy Talbott who has just been released from prison. In search of a new life, she travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, where she finds a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Her journey of renewal mirrors that of the town’s own reawakening in this celebration of fresh starts and the hope one person can offer an entire community.

The cast features Michelle Barber, Katie Bradley, Tyson Forbes, Katherine Fried, George Keller, Tom Reed, and Dominic Schiro. Costumes are by Samantha Fromm Haddow, sets and props are by Sarah Agnew and Nick Golfis, and movement by Jim Lichtscheidl.

“With TTT’s work in correctional facilities, we often cross paths with people who are about to leave or have recently left prison,” says Lorca. “This show speaks about the challenges a returning citizen faces as she tries to begin a new life in a new town. It also is an inspiring testimony to the transformative power that arises when a community is brought together by new visions and ideas.”

 Tickets for THE SPITFIRE GRILL are available here; suggested price is $35, with pay-what-you-can starting at $15.