William Peace University Theatre Presents: The Spitfire Grill

February 7, 2020

Raleigh, NC: William Peace University Theatre Department is proud to announce their production of The Spitfire Grill.  A tale of new beginnings from tangled lives, this award-winning musical runs from February 19th-23rd in the Leggett Theatre on the university campus.

Originally produced Off-Broadway, The Spitfire Grill tells the heartwarming story of self-sufficient women finding honest and unwavering support in each other. Some of the engaging and infectious melodies, rendered by a live band onstage, include: “A Ring Around the Moon,” “Something’s Cooking,” and “Out of the Frying Pan.”

The country-folk musical theme underscores its focus on “building earnest, human connections,” says director Amy White.  “It is not focused on the unpredictable thrills of a monumental existence but instead is a study in finding joy in the simplicity of daily life.”

This production stars Sara Siwinsky as Perchance “Percy” Talbott, a recently-paroled woman building a new life for herself in a small town in Wisconsin.  She meets new best friend Shelby Thorpe, played by Alexa Parker, while working in the kitchen of the ramshackle Grill. Their stories of loss, redemption, heart and soul mesh with those of the other residents, played by Davyous Melvin, Desire Lora, Matthew Monroe, Emily Freer, and Drake Davis. 

Tickets are on sale now at https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/spitfiregrill .  Single tickets range from $5-$15.


Spitfire Grill Synopsis: A woman with a troubled past finds herself employed at a tiny grill in a dilapidated town in Wisconsin. Determined to help its elderly owner and her new friends, she suggests an groundbreaking idea that has the potential to solve their financial woes and bring life back to the region. A folksy musical brimming with optimism, something is definitely cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill!

Organization: William Peace University Theatre

Location: Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University
15 E. Peace St, Raleigh, NC 27604


  • Wednesday, 2/19, 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, 2/20, 7:30pm
  • Friday, 2/21, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 2/22, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 2/22, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 2/23, 2:00 pm


  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors: $10
  • Students and children: $5

PURCHASE TICKETS: https://wputheatre.ticketleap.com/spitfiregrill

Additional information: theatre@peace.edu

About William Peace University Theatre:  William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists who lead and serve by making live theatre as a courageous, collaborative and authentic act.  Students are members of a fearless, creative theatre company, where they receive experience and training to become a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist.

The William Peace University BFA programs in Acting and Musical Theatre were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to ensure the best possible career training and success. The programs prepare students for further work in graduate school, or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting worlds of theater and musical theater.