Monday, March 28, 2011

Superior Donuts at the O'Reilly is Fresh and Tasty


 Margie Romero

Communications Manager at Pittsburgh Public Theater
412.316.8200 ext. 707

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents

Superior Donuts

The latest from the director of Camelot, Ted Pappas, this crisp and fresh new play by Tracy Letts is sprinkled with colorful characters.

PITTSBURGH (March 25, 2011) Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Superior Donuts, the fresh and tasty hit play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Letts. Directed by Ted Pappas, Superior Donuts runs April 14 – May 15, 2011 at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater’s home in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit

Superior Donuts is the name of a Chicago donut shop owned by aging hippie Arthur Przybyzewski (Anderson Matthews). The place has seen better days, but it’s still a daily stop for Star Trek-obsessed cop James (Wali Jamal) and his patrol partner Randy (Antoinette LaVecchia), outspoken homeless woman Lady Boyle (Sharon Brady), Russian DVD entrepreneur Max (Donald Corren), and his gigantic nephew Kiril (David Agranov). When lively and literate Franco Wicks (Brandon Gill) shows up, it looks like Superior Donuts might get some new blood. But that blood might also be spilled if bad guys Luther (Daryll Heysham) and Kevin (Joe Jackson) catch up with him. Containing both adult language and adult laughs, Superior Donuts also touches on the changing face of urban neighborhoods and what one generation owes to the next.

The design team for Superior Donuts is Michael Schweikardt (Scenic), Amy Clark (Costumes), Phil Monat (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Randy Kovitz is the Fight Director, Don Wadsworth is the Dialect Coach, Fredric H. Orner is the Production Stage Manager, and Alicia DeMara is the Assistant Stage Manager.

About the Playwright

Tracy Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County. He is also the author of the plays Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist). He became an ensemble member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 2002. In addition to writing plays, Letts has also appeared on stage, television, and film. Stage productions include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? American Buffalo, Betrayal, The Pillowman, and many others. TV and film roles include Guinevere, U.S. Marshals, “Profiler,” “Prison Break,” “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” and others.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents

What: Superior Donuts

When: April 14 – May 15, 2011

Performance Schedule

Tues. through Sat. at 8 pm (except Tues., May 10 when the show is at 7 pm).

Sat. at 2 pm (except April 16 & 23).

There will be an additional 2 pm matinee on Thurs., May 12.

Sun. at 2 & 7 pm (except Sun. May 15 when the final show is at 2 pm).

Press Night is Thurs. April 21. Opening Night is Fri. April 22.

Ticket Prices: $35.75 to $60.75. $15.75 for students and age 26 and younger.

For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit

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