SUPERIOR DONUTS

by Tracy Letts

SUPERIOR DONUTS ran for 19 shows from June 9 thru July 9, 2017

"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.

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ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION

Marco DiGeorge

Marco DiGeorge

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

Pam Harbaugh

Director

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.

Sam DiGeorge

Samantha DiGeorge

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).

CAST

Allan Whitehead

Allan Whitehead

Arthur Przybyszewski
Ensemble Member

Sean Philippe

Franco Wicks
 

Cecilia Gazzara

Officer Randy Osteen
 

Mark Kelly

Officer James Bailey
 

Robb Maus

Robb Maus

Max Tarasov
 

Nelia Lake

Lady
 

Marco DiGeorge

Marco DiGeorge

Luther Flynn
Ensemble Member

Zack Roundy

Zack Roundy

Kevin Magee
Ensemble Member

Anthony Belevtsov

Kiril Ivakin
 

SUPPORTING STAFF

Tracy Letts

Writer
 

Allan Whitehead

Allan Whitehead

Executive Producer
 

Zack Roundy

Zack Roundy

Assistant Director
 

Megan Raitano

Associate Producer,
Stage Manager

Daniel Cooksley

Set Builder
 

Derek Rowe

Derek Rowe

Graphic Designer
 

Monica Mulder

Photographer
 

Thedita Pedersen

Backstage Manager
 

Maya Calderon

Technical
 

Kai Rodriguez

Technical
 

Dustin Whitehead

Fight Choreographer
 

Barry Wright

Asst Stage Manager
 

DeeDee Strauss

Box Office
 

Chris Ivers

Chris Ivers

Event Staff
 

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