Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Upcoming: Spitfire Grill, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University,

Mary Moody Northen Theatre St. Edward's University


The Spitfire Grill

Music and Book by James Valcq, Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff

Directed by Ev Lunning, Jr.

April 19 – 29

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Added special performance for students Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. - tickets $7 with ID

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue (click for map)

Tickets: $18 Advance ($15 Students, Seniors, SEU Community), $20 at the door

Available through the MMNT Box Office, tel. (512) 448-8484 - Box Office Hours are M-F, 1-5 p.m.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University professional theatre training program, concludes its 39th anniversary season with The Spitfire Grill, music and book by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff. The production runs April 19 - 29, 2012.

Percy Talbot arrives in a small Wisconsin town after 5 years in prison, ready to make a fresh start. When her parole officer helps her land a job in the local diner, Percy has no idea that she has just taken the first step on a road to redemption for herself and reawakening for her community. A heartwarming tale, graced with a folksy score, The Spitfire Grill celebrates fortitude, community and the strength of one person to make a difference. Curtainup calls it "a slice of Americana, a modern folk-tale." Featuring Equity guests Amparo Garcia Crow and Jarret Mallon.

"A deep and enriching evening of theatre.” — NYTheatre

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the core of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. For more information, contact the theatre program at 512-448-8487 or visit us online at

About St. Edward's University Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is named among the top five "Up-and-Coming Universities" in the Western Region by its academic peers in a 2011 U.S. News & World Report survey. For eight consecutive years St. Edward's has been recognized as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. St. Edwards' has also been named one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability. St. Edward's is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university of more than 5,400 students located in Austin, Texas. For more information on St. Edward's University, visit

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