Tracy Letts' play opened at the Southwark Playhouse last week
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
As Starbucks and organic food stores pop up all around it in UpTown Chicago, Arthur Przybyszewski continues to run the small rundown donut shop set up by his Polish immigrant father. Neglected by its owner and damaged by vandals, Superior Donuts only survives thanks to a diverse group of loyal neighbourhood customers. But when Arthur hires an excitable romantic, Franco Wicks, who wants to change the shop for the better to work alongside him, he is forced to confront the modern reality of the American Dream. A drama about the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship, Superior Donuts brings to life the eclectic characters and changing face of a busy Chicago neighbourhood.