Superior Donuts

May 31 - July 10, 2011
Gil Cates Theater


Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts weaves a heart-warming and humorous tale of unlikely friendships in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods. Arthur Przybyszewski’s Superior Donuts has been a community hub for decades, and both the neglected storefront and its rundown owner are evidence to that. But when Franco, a young fast-talking dreamer, bounds into the shop, the writing is on the wall that things are going to change – maybe even for the better.

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"These 'Donuts' are TASTY TONIC FOR THE TIMES ...
POLISHED to a gemstone finish by Randall Arney's EXEMPLARY cast ...
[Gary] Cole is marvelous ... [Edi] Gathegi joyously commands the stage ...
There's a Windy City blessing over John Arnone's STUNNING interior." - Variety

"Rich and satisfying... A source of COMIC BLISS ... highly entertaining ...
the principal characters are deftly drawn,THE WIT IS SHARP ...
a rich vein of feeling runs through the drama." - Los Angeles Times

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    Director Randall Arney discusses why this Los Angeles premiere is such, "red meat for actors"

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Performance Info

Superior Donuts contains smoking, mature language and runs 2:15 including one intermission.