Superior Donuts: Tracy Letts' Humorous Tale of Unlikely Friendship
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The last date listed for Superior Donuts was Friday July 8, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater:
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Pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitzkrieg -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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.
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.