Refuge Theatre Projecta company that, among other things, staged High Fidelity: The Musical twice in makeshift record stores and Bare: A Pop Opera in a church sanctuarywill open The Spitfire Grill on Sunday, March 25, at Windy City Cafe, 1062 W. Chicago Ave., according to BroadwayWorld.com .
Christopher Pazdernik, a 2017 Jeff Award winner for his direction of High Fidelity, will helm and choreograph The Spitfire Grill.
The story ( based on the 1996 film of the same name that starred Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden ) concerns Percy, a parolee recently released from prison who relocates to the fictional small town of Gilead, Wisconsin, after seeing pictures of it in an old travel book.
An openly HIV-positive artist, Pazdernik was also a 2016 Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree for his contributions to Chicago's LGBTQ community, and currently serves on the Ambassador Committee for the AIDS Run/Walk Chicago.
See RefugeTheatre.com .