Superior Donuts

March 24, 2017–April 8, 2017

Valley Center Stage

Valley Center Stage proudly presents Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author and author of the popular movie, August Osage County.

Superior Donuts takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, one of Chicago’s most racially diverse communities. Arthur Przybyszewski, a despondent, aging 1960s radical owns a run-down, dated donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. New employee Franco Wicks, a young, enthusiastic black man, inspires to infuse new energy into the shop while Arthur remains detached from investing in his business and life. Arthur grapples with his past while Franco, trying to find footing in his own life, has his own serious challenges.  This provocative comedy drama explores the challenges of embracing the past while celebrating the redemptive power of friendship.

Please note: This play contains strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for all ages.

Superior Donuts is a soulful play, full of humor and humanity… drawn with deep affection. Letts is a writer whose words are alive with poignancy and wit.” – David Rooney, Variety

"[Letts] never fails to impress and surprise with his finely wrought characters and sharp dialogue… a wonderfully affecting look at a vanishing world and the healing power of friendship." – CurtainUp

"…a funny and moving evening of theater…as fresh and tasty as a doughnut right out of the oven." – BackStage

Tickets prices:

  • General: $17.50
  • Senior/Student: $14.00 (senior tickets are available to people ages 65 and older)
  • Pay-What-You-Will: Thursday performances only; $10.00 suggested minimum where every dollar helps us continue to provide quality productions