**** Recommended **** “The Spitfire Grill” is one of my favorite musicals because of its unique folk/bluegrass score. When I heard that it was going to be staged in a real café, I knew had to be there! Kudos to Refuge Theatre Project, a newish company, for doing interesting work in both traditional and non-traditional locations. Last year they did “High Fidelity” in a record store, so why not the Windy City Café? A microcosm of small-town life, “The Spitfire Grill” is a sweet, poignant story about starting over. Great music, good voices, happy ending, what more could you ask for? A delightful production in the perfect setting. 4 Spotlights
Refuge Theatre Project’s production of “The Spitfire Grill” runs through May 5th at the Windy City Café, 1062 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Refuge Theatre patrons are invited to dine at Windy City Café during regular business hours. Show server your email confirmation to receive $5 off a bill of $25 or more. Metered street parking is available. Running time is about 2 hours with an intermission. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30. FYI www.refugetheatre.com.
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