SMWC presents The Spitfire Grill

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s music and theatre department will present a heartfelt and thought-provoking musical, “The Spitfire Grill,” on Feb. 23-25 in the Conservatory of Music located on SMWC’s campus.

The musical is about a spirited parolee who makes a fresh start in a small town in Wisconsin and finds herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale but there are no buyers for the only restaurant in town.  The newcomer suggests that the restaurant be raffled off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, raffle entries begin pouring in and a shift occurs at The Spitfire Grill and throughout the town.

The show was selected for many reasons said Danielle M. O’Connor, SMWC theatre director and productions manager. “It’s a redemptive tale which presents universal themes such as tradition, hope, overcoming adversity and rising even higher than before with the support of those around us,” she said.

A musical by Fred Alley, James Valcq and Lee David Zlotoff, “The Spitfire Grill” won the audience award at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.



  • Friday 2/23 – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday 2/24 – 2 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Sunday 2/25 – 2 PM

Ticket Pricing

  • Adults $15
  • Seniors/Children $12
  • SMWC Students/Faculty/Staff FREE with ID
  • Sisters of Providence and SP Staff FREE with ID
  • Wabash Valley area college students FREE with valid ID


  • Shea Davis, Clinton, Indiana
  • Sara Langenberger, Greenfield, Indiana
  • Valerie Haley-Hannah, Burrows, Indiana
  • Allee Taylor-Effy, Bargersville, Indiana
  • Jake Wilson, Clinton, Indiana
  • Jacob Reinhart, Merrillville, Indiana
  • Thomas Shaw, Hilliard, Ohio
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