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Artists Repertory Theatre - Morrison Stage
Located at Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Gina Hoblit Bjorvik
11 events 5 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this play. So many funny moments. I was eager to get to the second half because I had no idea where the story was heading. Things took a turn in a direction I never expected. Maybe because of that I was...continued

reviewed Jan 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from nan
10 events 3 reviews

Enjoyed it tremendously. Acting was excellent. So many good laughs, juxtaposed with serious/tender moments. The only flaw was that a few words/lines were not loud/clear enough. That was frustrating.

reviewed Jan 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Elaine Blackhurst
6 events 2 reviews

Very well done. The Afro American was FABULOUS!

reviewed Jan 11 2011 report as inappropriate
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“A warm bath of a play that will leave… audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves.” —The New York Times


Superior Donuts

By Tracy Letts

Directed By Allen Nause

Featuring: Linda Alper , Pierre Brulatour, Bill Geisslinger, Paul Glazier,  Victor Mack, Michael Mendelson, Vana O’Brien, Matthew D. Pavik, Vin Shambry

Sprinkled with chuckles and glazed with connections, Superior Donuts tells the story of how friendship is not confectionary but a human treat that when established, satiates and fills the heart.   

In Chicago’s diverse Uptown neighborhood, a downtrodden donut shop owner hires a street-savvy and aspiring young writer with hustle and bright ideas. Chock-full of belly laughs, dynamic interactions and compelling neighborhood characters found in everyday lives, Superior Donuts stirs up the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. 

Artists Rep produced Tracy Letts’ earlier plays __Bug and Killer Joe__, and the World Premiere of his adaption of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.  Letts won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for August: Osage County.

Playwright Tracy Letts:

A member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s ensemble since 2002, Tracy Letts has appeared as an actor in 18 productions there.  His work as a playwright includes Nebraska Man, which was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist; Bug, which was the inaugural production of Artists Rep’s Morrison Stage in 2005 and Killer Joe which was produced by Artists Rep in 2002.  In 2008 his play August: Osage County won the Drama Desk Award, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2009, Artists Rep commissioned him to adapt Three Sisters as part of the theater’s Chekhov Project.  Superior Donuts  is Letts’ most recent play and opened in Chicago in 2008.

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