Michael Brosilow
Melissa Rose Bernardo
October 02, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Superior Donuts (play)

type
Stage
performer
Jane Alderman, Jon Michael Hill, Michael McKean
director
Tina Landau
author
Tracy Letts
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B

In a decrepit donut shop in multiethnic uptown Chicago, the aging hippie Polish proprietor (Spi¨al Tap vet Michael McKean) and his 21-year-old African-American employee (Jon Michael Hill) make dough — and friends. For romance, there’s a redheaded cop (Kate Buddeke); for guffaws, there’s a Russian (Yasen Peyankov) armed with vodka and one-liners (”Donut is like videotape, it is over”). Superior Donuts‘ sitcomesque story, by August: Osage County playwright Tracy Letts, won’t linger, but you?ll likely leave craving a cruller. B

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