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Whitworth Theatre Presents "The Spitfire Grill"

September 20, 2018
Whitworth Theatre presents its fall production, The Spitfire Grill, on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. The performances will take place in Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University.

The Spitfire Grill is a family-oriented, heart-warming musical based in the fictional, rural town of Gilead, Wisconsin.

Written by James Valcq and Fred Alley, the story follows a young parolee, Percy Talbott, as she tries to make her way back into society after five years in prison.  She is taken in by Hannah, the proprietress of the dilapidated Spitfire Grill to work as kitchen help.  Though the townspeople of Gilead are slow to accept Percy, she wins them over with her grit and spirit as the town confronts some of the biggest challenges they've ever faced.  A redemptive story of hope and forgiveness, The Spitfire Grill is a fun, heartfelt folk musical that will leave you humming for days.

For tickets visit, or purchase at the box office beginning one hour prior to the performance. Cost: adults, $15; seniors (62-plus) and non-Whitworth students, $12; Whitworth students with valid student I.D., $5.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Kim Dawson, theatre department program assistant, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3707 or

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