Phamaly Theatre Company: The Spitfire Grill
part of The Forward Festival of the Arts
The Claire Shulman Theater
Music and book by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Comforting and folksy, The Spitfire Grill is a musical that will get your toes tapping as you enter a world of hope, redemption, and some good ol’ breakfast. Percy is a young woman with a complicated past, who is looking to start a new life in a small Wisconsin town that has seen better days. She finds work at THE SPITFIRE GRILL, a rundown diner with a disenfranchised proprietor. Through her sheer force of determination, optimism, and love, Percy is able to revitalize the grill and, in turn, the community.
Now in its fourth decade as a homegrown, award-winning Denver arts organization, Phamaly Theatre Company produces professional plays, musicals, and original work, cast entirely of performers with disabilities. Phamaly’s mission is to be a creative home for theatre artists with disabilities; to model a disability-affirmative theatrical process; and to upend conventional narratives by transforming individuals, audiences, and the world.