THE SPITFIRE GRILL to Open at Footlighters, Inc. November 7, 2019

fli_logoFootlighters, Inc. proudly presents the second show of its 2019-2020 season: The Spitfire Grill.

Based on the 1996 film, The Spitfire Grill is an uplifting, feel-good story about Percy, a feisty parolee who follows her dreams to small-town Wisconsin. She ends up working at an old diner – Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Hannah wants to sell the place, but without any takers, Percy suggests she raffle it off. Entry fees are $100, and the best essay on the grill wins! Soon, mail’s arriving by the wheelbarrow – and that’s when toes start tappin’ and things start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill.

Featuring a charming, catchy score filled with country, bluegrass, and folk influences, The Spitfire Grill’s tale of redemption and fortitude will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

The Spitfire Grill marks the Footlighters’ debut of director Dan Maloney – but he’s no stranger to the Cincinnati theater scene. In addition to being a founding member of OTRimprov, Dan is on the Board of Mariemont Players, the Ohio Community Theater Association, and is President of ACT-Cincinnati. His two recent award-winning projects Out of Sterno and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot were both chosen to represent SW Ohio at this year’s annual OCTA State Conference in Perrysburg, OH.


  • Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 17 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday- Saturday, November 20-23 7:30pm

Tickets: $22 each and are available at (859) 652-3849 or

The Footlighters, Inc. has been producing quality community theater shows in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 55 years. The group was established in 1963 by a small group of community theater volunteers who wanted to bring theater opportunities to the west side of Cincinnati.

In 1987, the group bought the Salem United Methodist Church in Newport and transformed it into The Stained Glass Theatre. The theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Kentucky landmark. In September of 2018, Footlighters added an ADA ramp to the front of their building to complement the elevator installed in September of 2017, allowing access for all patrons with limited mobility.

For more information, please visit or “like” The Footlighters, Inc. on Facebook.


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