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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Jersey premiere of ‘Superior Donuts’ comedy/drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts at The Summit Playhouse

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The New Jersey premiere of Superior Donuts, a comedy/drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) is headlining the Fall Season at The Summit Playhouse on November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00 pm and November 8 & 15 at 2:00 pm.

Set in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities, Superior Donuts depicts the unlikely friendship between a down-and-out donut shop owner, Arthur Przybyszewski (Jeff Maschi), and  his enthusiastic employee, Franco Wicks (Derek Simmons, Jr.) who also happens to be an aspiring author with a serious gambling problem. Franco, the  young writer, wants to update the old shop with healthy choices, music and friendlier service.  However, Arthur, the shop  owner, wants to remain set in his ways.   Originally produced by the Steppenwolf Theater Company of Chicago in  2008, Superior Donuts premiered on Broadway in 2009-10.   

The current production of Superior Donuts is directed by award-winning playwright and director, Mary Lynn Dobson.

Terri Sturtevant Also featured in the cast are:  Vince Bandille (Max Tarasov), Peter Curley (Kevin Magee), Andrew James Gordon (Kiril Ivakina), Jeff Maschi (Arthur Przybyszewski), Stacey Petricha  (Officer Randy Osteen), Ron Richardson (Officer James Hailey), Derek Simmons, Jr. (Franco  Wicks), Terri Sturtevant (Lady Boyle-photo) and Jonathan Wierzbicki (Luther Flynn).

“Described as a play which “explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship”, this season opener for The Summit Playhouse is a can’t-miss  –  so don’t!   

Tickets for Superior Donuts are now on sale through www.BrownPaperTickets.com.  Tickets are $20 ($15 Students). 

10 New England Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   908-273-2192

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