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New Play From Pulitzer-Winner Opens Tonight At Steppenwolf

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 24, 2008 3:08PM

2008_06_24superior.jpgPulitzer and Tony-winner (August: Osage County) and Steppenwolf scribe Tracy Letts has a new play, Superior Donuts, opening tonight. Set in an old donut shop in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the comedy focuses on the relationship between owner Arthur Pryzbyszewski and his only employee, a black teenager named Franco Wicks who wants to improve the shop. The production features Steppenwolf ensemble members Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith, and Yasen Peyankov and also features Jane Alderman, Kate Buddeke, Cliff Chamberlain, Michael Garvey, Robert Maffia, and Michael McKean. Besides August, Letts has also written Man From Nebraska (a Pulitzer finalist), Killer Joe, and the acclaimed Bug. The production is directed by ensemble member Tina Landau.

Superior Donuts, June 24 through August 17, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., $20 - $68