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'Spitfire Grill' opening March 25

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Refuge Theatre Project—a company that, among other things, staged High Fidelity: The Musical twice in makeshift record stores and Bare: A Pop Opera in a church sanctuary—will open The Spitfire Grill on Sunday, March 25, at Windy City Cafe, 1062 W. Chicago Ave., according to .

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.

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