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Superior Donuts (TCG Edition)
     

Superior Donuts (TCG Edition)

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by Tracy Letts
 

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“It is a meditation on Chicago’s old soul . . . a witty, seductive, live-wire and greatly entertaining dark comedy that you just don’t want to end.” –Chicago Tribune

“The sting, the speed and marksmanship of the gimcracks his characters fire at each other . . . drips the kind of soulful, energized sarcasm that has

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“It is a meditation on Chicago’s old soul . . . a witty, seductive, live-wire and greatly entertaining dark comedy that you just don’t want to end.” –Chicago Tribune

“The sting, the speed and marksmanship of the gimcracks his characters fire at each other . . . drips the kind of soulful, energized sarcasm that has long characterized [Letts’] work as an actor and playwright.”–Time Out Chicago

Tracy Letts, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his epic, caustic Oklahoma family drama August: Osage County, has shifted gears with this entertaining comedy set in a donut shop. A love letter to the city where he has lived for more than twenty years, Letts describes his new work as “an exploration of the Chicago storefront experience.” The play takes place in the north side neighborhood of Uptown, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed and reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt. Superior Donuts premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and recently opened on Broadway—following the same path of success as Letts’ previous work.

Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska (nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize), and August: Osage County (awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama). He is a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

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“It is a meditation on Chicago’s old soul . . . a witty, seductive, live-wire and greatly entertaining dark comedy that you just don’t want to end.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“The sting, the speed and marksmanship of the gimcracks his characters fire at each other . . . drips the kind of soulful, energized sarcasm that has long characterized [Letts’] work as an actor and playwright.”– Time Out Chicago

“A wonderfully affecting and amusing work that reveals a playwright fully in command of his powers.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“Superior Donuts is very funny and also gut-punching sad, but ultimately it’s a redemptive tale about community and the need to let go of the past, however painful… Letts is an author whose muscular dialogue and skewed view of humanity make him one of our most valuable playwrights.” – David Cote, TimeOut New York for NY1

“Superior Donuts is a soulful play, full of humor and humanity… drawn with deep affection. Letts is a writer whose words are alive with poignancy and wit.” – David Rooney, Variety

FOUR STARS: “An engaging drama about the American dream.” – Jane Shilling, Daily Telegraph

FOUR STARS: “Tracy Letts’ entertaining play…bristling with one-liners. a sharp, compassionate and often very funny play about survival and the nature of hope. A sharp, compassionate and often very funny play about survival and the nature of hope.” – Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

“A source of comic bliss.” – Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

“Filled with sharp comedy and touching humanity” – Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559366670
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
714,064
File size:
251 KB

Meet the Author

Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug and Man From Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where "August: Osage County" premiered.

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