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Superior Donuts comes to Southwark Playhouse

Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts’ play to be premiered in UK.

Superior Donuts

The team behind the critically acclaimed West End revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur are to present the UK premiere of Superior Donuts by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Tracy Letts.

Directed by Ned Bennett, Superior Donuts will run in The Little at Southwark Playhouse from Tuesday 11th February – Saturday 8th March.

As Starbucks and organic food stores pop up all around it in UpTown Chicago, Arthur Przybyszewski continues to run the small rundown donut shop set up by his Polish immigrant father. Neglected by its owner and damaged by vandals, Superior Donuts only survives thanks to a diverse group of loyal neighbourhood customers. But when Arthur hires an excitable romantic, Franco Wicks, who wants to change the shop for the better to work alongside him, he is forced to confront the modern reality of the American Dream.

Superior Donuts promises to be a darkly comic and provocative drama about the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. The play premiered in 2008 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company and it subsequently transferred to Broadway.

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For tickets, call the box office on 020 7407 0234 or see the Southwark Playhouse website.


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