The Newest Play By Tracy Letts Titled Superior Donuts Opens On Broadway Starring Michael Mckean In A Light-Hearted Comedy That Is Funny And Touching
Tracy Lett's Newest Play "Superior Donuts" Opens On Broadway
Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' newest play is nothing like his two best-known works, the creepy psychological thriller Bug and the epic family drama August: Osage County. In Superior Donuts, Arthur Przybyszewski (Michael McKean), the proprietor of a dilapidated Chicago donut shop, hires a clever young black man from the neighborhood named Franco Wicks to help out - and gets a lot more than he bargained for.
Unlike those other plays, Superior Donuts is a surprisingly conventional comedy about a man with a painful past who finds that an unexpected friendship is what he needs to finally move forward with his life. It is a solid effort, both funny and touching, with notable performances from Jon Michael Hill as Franco and Yasen Peyankov as the Russian business owner who wants to buy Arthur's donut shop.