Superior Donuts: Tracy Letts' Humorous Tale of Unlikely Friendship
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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Featured review from JonnyG.Red Velvet
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This was just what my friend and I needed after too much boring-solid professional theatre and passionate-but-messy fringe work: a really smart play, with really lovely acting, with laughs and charm and just enough meaning to feel moved.
Gary Cole does a fine job, working with simplicity and care and confidence. Edi Gathegi is filled with oodles of charm and skill and talent. The rest of the cast is just right.
This is easily the best all-around production I've ever seen at the Geffen, which has to be the most hit-and-miss big name theatre in LA, between shaky new-ish scripts (the awful Robert Schenkkan play By The Waters of Babylon...poor Shannon Cochran, such a talent) and a neverending parade of TV-level actors...this is NOT what Steppenwolf was all about, no matter how much they claim it as their inspiration and even employ some of the same staff.
Come on Geffen...liven things up with smarter casting and sharper scripts. And if you have to, just pluck them right from their Broadway runs, like this smart production of Superior Donuts.
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First Rate. All aspects of the production were excellent. The play has been referred in the press as a "lighter" play (as compared to "August: Osage County") and as a comedy, and although there are certainly lots of laughs, I perceived this play...continued
Written by Tracy Letts
Directed by Randall Arney
As a playwright, Letts’ work includes Killer Joe, Bug and Man From Nebraska, which premiered at Steppenwolf, was named a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County. Letts was also named as one of Time’s Best of 2003.