Superior Donuts: Tracy Letts' Critically Acclaimed Comedy-Drama
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The last date listed for Superior Donuts was Sunday October 14, 2012 / 2:00pm (Post-Show Discussion).
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With music by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Mamma Mia) and lyrics by Tim Rice (Evita), this musical drama involves a romantic triangle between two top players -- an American and a Russian -- and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Loosely based on the lives of chess grandmasters Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov, the rock opera plays out against the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, with each wanting to win international tournaments for purposes of propaganda. It's an intriguing tale of romantic rivalries, cunning gamesmanship and political tensions. Time Magazine says that Chess has "one of the best rock scores ever produced." Learn More
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Featured review from Bob Swanson
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Very powerful theatre experience. All actors were great, but standouts -- Charles Norris as Franco, Kevin McKeon as Arthur were perfect as employee/employer then fully developed friends.
The support roles had realife stories to play out and make you feel apart of Chicago in the 60s. Well done!
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In Chicago this would be a sell-out event. At a small company in Greenlake, the intimate audience works well. The chemistry of the ensemble was noteable for its balance of energy among the characters; intensity of purpose was never mistaken with...continued
This show contains some coarse language and is thematically appropriate for those age 10 and older.
October 14, 2012 at 2:00pm:* A town hall discussion moderated by Seattle Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith follows the show. Topics include the themes of community presented in_ Superior Donuts_, and how the play reflects our own ever-shifting cultural landscape.