Cast Member Profile: JAMES VALCQ

 James Valcq  |  Author
(Composer) composed the score of the Off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons, 2001) which won the Richard Rodgers Production Award administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Stephen Sondheim, chair; Ned Rorem, president) and received Best Musical nominations from the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League as well as two Drama Desk nominations (cast album: Triangle Road Records). The show, written with collaborator Fred Alley, has been produced over 250 times across the United States, in Germany, and most recently in South Korea. In 2008, The Spitfire Grill will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. ...Continued

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Production History

The Spitfire Grill  | Open: 09/04/08 Close: 09/13/08 - Sage Theater
WAKE UP MARCONI! is pleased to announce the production of THE SPITFIRE GRILL, directed by Robert Francis Perillo. THE SPITFIRE GRILL will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Sage Theatre (Sage Theater, 711 7th Avenue between 47 and 48 Street, 2nd Floor). Performances begin Thursday, September 4 and continue Saturday, September 13. Opening Night is Saturday, September 6 (8 p.m.).

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

The production features scenic design by Dave Gonzalez, costume design by M'arion Talan, and lighting design by Karl Chmielewski. Audrey Marshall is the stage manager.