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Next Stage Rep adds its own brand of sizzle to the season with this compelling musical. Inspired by the dream of a new life, former prisoner Percy Talbott travels to Gilead to work at the Spitfire Grill run by cantankerous widow Hannah. Driven by the need to escape her own painful past, Hannah has tried for years to sell the Grill to Gilead’s downtrodden residents. When Percy proposes an essay-writing contest as a method of choosing a deserving owner, the hopes and dreams of the town’s residents are poignantly brought to life. Revel in the redemptive power of the story and music that New York Magazine called “sheer nourishment.”

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