The Spitfire Grill

A feisty parolee 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.




Shelby Thorpe – Hannah Benton
Effy Krayneck – Michelle Bestul
Percy Talbott – Laurie Dillman
Sheriff Joe Sutter – Kirt Graves
Caleb Thorpe – Daniel Hennell
Hannah Ferguson – Sue Kaiser
The Visitor – Kyle Schwanke

Production Staff

Director: Robert Marra
Musical Director: Ray Rhoads

Stage Manager: Katy Ries
Asst. Stage Manager: Keith Rooker
Set Designer: Eric Rautmann
Master Painter: Joe Feustel
Sound Designer: Gary Kaiser
Lighting Designer: Austin Weber
Properties Designer: Nan Gibson
Costume Designer: Joyce Nery

Make-Up Design: Cathy Perronne

Set Construction Foreman: Phillip Zimmermann


Piano/Conductor: Ray Rhoads

Bass: Michael Kraig Beeck

Violin: Shoua Xiong

Accordion: Dennis Smith

Guitar: Hunter Lewinski

Keyboards: John Tengowski