Superior Donuts Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. 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.
This week's feature is a preview of sorts since this play will not open on Broadway until October. But because writer Tracy Lett's is still fresh off the astounding success of August: Osage County, I thought it might be nice to get ready for his next venture with a short peak at this new play. Donuts has been playing/previewing out of town at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago to rave reviews and much anticipation in New York. Take a look at this short piece which gives a great feel for the new piece.
Superior Donuts will open October 1, 2009 at the Music Box Theatre in New York with previews beginning September 16, 2009.