Superior Donuts: Tracy Letts' Critically-Acclaimed New Comedy at the Horizon
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In one of the latest works by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross), two attorneys are charged with defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman. In the face of unraveling evidence, the lawyers' own uncomfortable beliefs about race rise to the surface. Director John Dillon tackles Mamet's rat-a-tat language and sharp jabs in this confrontational comedy that skewers modern-day "polite" society. Race premiered on Broadway in 2009 starring James Spader and David Alan Grier. Learn More
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- "A wonderfully affecting and amusing work that reveals a master playwright fully in command of his powers!" --<em>Hollywood Reporter</em>
- “A witty, seductive, live-wire… comedy that you just don’t want to end." --<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
by Tracy Letts
Directed by Jeff Adler
Horizon Theatre opens its 27th Season with a colorful comedy that explores the challenges of facing your past and the redemptive power of friendship. As a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious young black man both with secrets to hide, bond over literature and entrepreneurship, they discover that family runs deeper than blood
The Horizon Stage transforms into Superior Donuts in the Chicago Uptown Neighborhood for this comedy where the regulars are like family and newcomers try to change things up. The cast includes many actors familiar to Horizon Theatre including LaLa Cochran, Neal Hazzard, Nita Hardy along with Chris Kayser and Bart Hansard who will take on Letts twice this year as they are both cast in the Alliance Theatre’s production of August: Osage County. Rounding out the cast of nine are some faces new to Horizon Theatre’s stage including Bryan Brendle, Alan Heckler, Sean Michael Moreno and Eric J. Little. Eric has been a part of the Horizon Theatre family for some time, but is making his on stage debut as Franco, the newcomer to the Superior Donuts family.
Tracy Letts has emerged as one of the most important contemporary American playwrights. Both an actor and playwright, Mr. Letts recently received great acclaim for his 2007 play August: Osage County, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include Killer Joe, Bug (which he also adapted into a film), and The Man from Nebraska (a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist). Superior Donuts, his most recent play, was developed at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where Letts is also a company member.
Max Tarasov -- Bart Hansard*
Officer Randy Osteen -- LaLa Cochran
Officer James Bailey -- Neal Hazard
Lady Boyle -- Nita Hardy
Arthur Przybyszewski -- Chris Kayser*
Franco Wicks -- Eric Little*
Luther Flynn -- Bryan Brendle
Kevin Magee -- Alan Heckner
Kiril Ivakin -- Sean Michael Moreno
*Member of Actors Equity Association
About the Ticket Supplier: Horizon Theatre
A professional theatre with a reputation for excellent ensemble acting, Horizon produces outstanding new plays by today’s playwrights that reflect and challenge the lives of the diverse people living in the urban Southeast. In addition to producing its five-play mainstage season, Horizon also develops new plays through workshops, readings, and through their annual New South Play Festival, dedicated to plays from, for, and/or about the South.