Small Town, Big Heart
young Percy Talbott and the folks of
There’s the sheriff with the soft heart, the busy-body post mistress, the stay-at-home wife who yearns for more while her husband tries to figure out his life since the quarry closed. And the Grill’s owner, the tough, feisty independent Hannah, an elderly woman with her own secrets.
At first, the community rejects the outsider Talbott, especially given her convict status. But as she earns her keep—and their trust—while helping to run the Spitfire Grill when Hannah is injured, prejudice gives way to acceptance. Everyone at The Spitfire Grill finds their own way back to self-discovery and a better understanding of themselves—and what matters most in this life.
Blake shines in the role of Percy, as if tailor made for the seemly innocent
young woman who turns out to be wise beyond her years.She balances a defensive cynicism with a new
found exuberance for life—and freedom—and the effect is infectious on those
around her. As Hannah, Leslie Fitzwater plumbs the depths of this enigmatic,
tough survivor, letting the layers peel back as the show progresses, allowing
Hannah’s inner good and kindness to blossom once again. The rest of the cast
shines as well, from Tony Clements as the sheriff with a soft spot, to
Elizabeth Moliter’s role as
At The Spitfire Grill, regulars get a lot more with their meals. It’s a life changing experience—and ultimately, a fulfilling one.
The production runs through June 15 at the