May 5–June 4, 2017
Howard Drew Theatre
by Tracy Letts
Superior Donuts, by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug, August: Osage County),
takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where
Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for
60 years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur's only employee,
wants to update the shop with healthy choices and music, but Arthur
remains set in his ways and reminisces about his Polish immigrant
father. This provocative comedy, set in the heart of one of Chicago's
most diverse communities, explores the challenges of embracing the past
and the redemptive power of friendship.
Contains strong language and adult themes.
Director: Susan Baer Collins
producing partners: NP Dodge Company and Friend of the Playhouse
media sponsor: The Reader
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