by Tracy Letts
"So in the dark we hide the heart that bleeds, and wait, and tend our agonizing seeds." - Countee Cullen
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 comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
The world premiere of Superior Donuts was staged by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2008, and it premiered on Broadway in 2009.
Recently, Superior Donuts was adapted into an American sitcom for CBS, starring Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, and Katey Sagal.
“Superior Donuts” is presented by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC., New York.
Show runs from June 9th - July 9th
Seating is limited!
About the Show1
Superior Donuts is a two-act play, and its run time is approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.
DRUGS AND VIOLENCE
Superior Donuts contains suggestive content, drug use, adult themes and violent moments.
Superior Donuts uses raw and a realistic-style dialogue, and contains profanity and suggestive language.
Because of the colorful dialogue, drug use, violence, and adult themes, we recommend the play for ages 17 and above.
ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION
Producer, Tech Design
Marco DiGeorge’s love for teaching and the arts has led him to the various endeavors he is involved with today, including Co-Founder and Teacher at Truthful Acting Studios, Adjunct Professor with the UCF Film Program, Producer at Doctrine Creative, Host of two actively running podcasts, and one of the founding members and Artistic Director of Theater On The Edge. After an amazing experience tackling one of his favorite plays, American Buffalo, Marco is ready to bring a high-level of passion to every play he produces. He received much acclaim for his technical design of Tape, and looks to continue that level of work. Marco also enjoys working side-by-side with his amazing wife, Samantha, as she takes on the role of Artistic Designer for the theater.
Pam Harbaugh studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute in NYC. She received her degree in theater from UCF. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, she writes for BrevardCulture.com and FloridaTheatreOnStage.com and has also participated in an American Theatre magazine “Offscript” podcast. Recent directing work includes Seminar and Venus in Fur at the Henegar Center in Melbourne, Florida. Her original play, Snowfall, was produced last year for the Henegar’s New Works Festival. Pam restaged Venus in Fur for Theater On The Edge in spring 2016, and recently directed our versions of American Buffalo in fall 2016 and Tape in spring 2017. We are honored to have her return for Superior Donuts.
Set Designer, Manager
Aside from her role as Director of Operations for Truthful Acting Studios, where she takes care of all business operations, Sam’s love for creativity and design has propelled her into her new passion as Artistic Designer for Theater On The Edge, where she is also one of the founding members. Sam has a love for transforming and repurposing anything and everything artistic that she can get her hands on, and her hyper-realistic junk shop set she created for American Buffalo and her detailed creation of a Motel 6 room for Tape received much acclaim. She is grateful to be a part of such a creative team and working alongside her husband Marco. She also has a huge love for owls and unicorns (not relevant but worthy of mentioning).
Officer Randy Osteen
Officer James Bailey
Asst Stage Manager
- PHOTO: Allan Whitehead and Neila Lake in 'Superior Donuts.' Photo by Monica Mulder. "Full credit goes to Theater on the Edge…
- Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) sketches SUPERIOR DONUTS at Theater On The Edge. http://www.analogartistdigitalworld.com/2017/06/superior-donuts-at-theater-on-edge.html FULL REVIEW BELOW: I attended a dress rehearsal for…
- PHOTO: Arthur (Allan Whitehead) and Randy (Cecilia Gazzara) in "Superior Donuts" at Theater On The Edge. (Monica Mulder Photography/courtesy photo)…
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