Tuesday, January 22, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-01-24 17:15:34)
Source: The Herald-News
Hilltop Players will open their spring semester Jan. 25 with a dessert theatre production of “The Spitfire Grill,” a musical exploration of redemption and renewal in a small rural town.
Director Bernie Belisle said this latest offering from a season of Hilltop Players’ encore productions “is my favorite show of all time. It has a heartfelt message that really speaks to people.”
Based on a movie by the same name, “The Spitfire Grill” tells the story of Percy, a young woman recently released from prison, who decides to start a new life in a rural Wisconsin town. “She precipitates a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening,” Mr. Belisle said.
Cast members include Robbie Alderman as Sheriff Joe Sutter; Emilie Belisle as Percy; Brian Huff as Caleb, nephew to Hannah. Hannah will be played by Stefanie Linderman and Wendy Krauss plays Caleb’s wife, Shelby. Emily Moon plays Effy, the postmistress and town busybody and Jay Carpenter as “the visitor,” a mysterious figure that never speaks.
The play is based on a book and music by James Valcq, with lyrics and book by Fred Alley.
Show times are 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 and Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, with a dinner theatre available Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the box office in Rudd Auditorium and at the Lions Pride Campus Store by phone at 775-7271.
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