Theatre Young Harris to Present Mainstage Season Finale The Spitfire Grill

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
General College
Fine Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Maddy Elledge
(706) 379-5319, melledge@yhc.edu

Theatre Young Harris to Present Mainstage Season Finale The Spitfire Grill

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga.— Young Harris College’s Theatre Young Harris will present six performances of “The Spitfire Grill” in Dobbs Theatre located in Goolsby Center on the YHC Campus. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday-Saturday, April 19-22, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. and a “Pay What You Can Preview” on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ or with a YHC ID. 

After being released from a five-year sentence for manslaughter, Percy Tolbert travels to the small town of Gilead, Wis., to begin a fresh start. She finds a job at the town’s only restaurant, The Spitfire Grill, that happens to be for sale. With no interest, a plan is developed to raffle it off—which works better than anyone would have thought. This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do. 

Directed by YHC Adjunct Instructor of Theatre Bart Hansard, the production features junior theatre majors Sarah McTyre, of Milledgeville, Ga., Hannah Johnson, of Marietta, Ga., Keeley Adkisson, of McDonough, Ga., and Andrew Andersen, of Atlanta, Ga., sophomore theatre major Kevin Rains, of Ellerslie, Ga., freshman theatre major Caitlyn Bambrough, of Cochran, Ga., and freshman business and public policy major Tyler Brown, of Roswell, Ga. Senior theatre major Natalie Andric, of Dawsonville, Ga., serves as the stage manager for the production.

Theatre Young Harris is a performing arts organization of Young Harris College. Each season, the theatre company presents a full lineup of notable productions, including full-length musicals, innovative dramas, classic plays, children’s shows and more. Auditions are open to students, faculty and staff of Young Harris College as well as the community.
 
Tickets are on sale now through the Young Harris College Box Office located in the Goolsby Center lobby. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at yhc.edu/tickets.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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