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Superior Donuts Reviews

Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

147 ratings
4.5 average rating
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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 29 2008

I was looking forward to this play, and wasn't disappointed. The first act was much more enjoyable than the first but it was very funny and true to Chicago.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 19 2008

My sister purchased the tickets as I am visiting from London, UK. The name of the show sounded good fun. I hadn't come across the writer before and didn't really know what to expect. I was amazed at how brilliant Tracy Letts writing was and...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 27 2008

Was almost not able to go, but pulled some strings and I'm so glad I was able to make it. One of the most enjoyable, engrossing, insightful plays I've seen. Tracy Letts is amazing, as is the cast, the direction. I'd like to see Superior Donuts...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 26 2008

Great play, well-performed. Excellent writing!

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70 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 22 2008

Big heart! Packs an emotional wallop! Must see!

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Andrea L
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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 25 2008

Stops just short of being great, because the end of the second act gets sloppy, fight scene too long, several issues mentioned earlier but not resolved.

Lots of laughs though and a great first act. Well-written, but the end needs fixing or it...continued

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47 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 03 2008

The big fight scene was lame! But other than that, it was a superb performance. A very well-written play, beautiful scene design, and top-notch acting! Not to be missed!!

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44 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 23 2008

Witty and well performed. Slow at times and dips in sound quality. Overall, a good play to see.

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29 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 25 2008

Still in progress, I think. Too much direct discourse. Information that is needed, but needs to be presented through conversation more. Great characters and very funny, while being about serious things.

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23 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 21 2008

Well worth seeing, if only for the first act and the terrific cast.

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16 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 15 2008

Well worth seeing play by an exciting new playright!

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 26 2008

The acting was excellent. Overall, it was a very good production. The fight scene went on a bit too long, and some of the dialogue was affected, and it went from a sort of comedy in the first act to quite a downer in the second. But I'd still...continued

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13 reviews
23 stars
attended Aug 12 2008

though the sound system in the theater in the upper reaches is challenging, the play was delightful and should not be compared to other plays!

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 24 2008

Haven't laughed so much in a long time. The acting is great. The set is really well done. I highly recommend!

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12 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 06 2008

The first act was outstanding and then in the second act the play just fell apart.

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Dionne Nicole
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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 30 2008

The actors delivered the insightful writing perfectly....it was fabulous!

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 02 2008

The entire cast was excellent and it was great to see Michael McKean perform in person as I've been a fan of his for years. My friend and I both thought, however, that the story led to a predictable, ho-hum ending which disappointed both of us.

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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 12 2008

The play is three stars, great dialog and very good acting, one weak scene on the second act did not take much from the whole experience.
We were giving seats by the wall, the ones for handicap companions. Not very comfortable, but the leg space...continued

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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 02 2008

This was a really great play. I loved it!

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 17 2008

It almost seems unfair to comment on the playwright's work which follows his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award...but this play was Superior! Someone from outside Chicago might not catch all the references, but they're wonderful for the locals. And...continued

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