TheatreWorks presents Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts, the fresh-baked tale of friendship and redemption in a Chicago donut dispensary. Leslie Martinson directs.
In the wake of his ex-wife's death, Arthur is having a hard time keeping his grip on daily life, and Superior Donuts, the shop his Polish immigrant father opened nearly sixty years ago in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, is in a state of decay, recently vandalized by local thugs. When Franco, a sharp young black man with big dreams hires on, the store gets a face lift and Arthur finds himself coming out of his stupor. But Franco's drive and ambition cannot help him erase his past, and the two find they must help each other if they are ever going to change.