Ten years after its debut on Broadway, the play Superior Donuts comes to MPC Theatre. It’s the story of an apathetic former ‘60s white radical who runs a donut shop in Chicago and a young and enterprising black man who shows up one day asking for a job. The two bond, forming somewhat of a surrogate father-son relationship. The jokes and antics at the donut shop recall the sitcoms of the 1970s, and, fittingly, CBS optioned the play and turned it into a real sitcom in 2016. The original theatrical runs of Superior Donuts were widely reviewed, in part because of the celebrated playwright Tracy Letts, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A review in the New York Times said the Broadway production of Superior Donuts was fun but also “familiar and unchallenging.” This rendition is directed by Kurt Schweickhardt. [AS]

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  • Starting Thursday, November 21st, 2019, repeated every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Friday, November 29th, 2019, repeated every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Saturday, December 07, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Sunday, November 24th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday until Sunday, December 08, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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