OCP’s Howard Drew Season Concludes with ‘Superior Donuts’

Superior Donuts

Opens May 5, 2017 at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha, Neb.Superior Donuts, running at the Omaha Community Playhouse May 5 – June 6, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre, takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for 60 years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to update the shop with healthy choices and music, but Arthur remains set in his ways and reminisces about his Polish immigrant father. This provocative comedy, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Superior Donuts is by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug, August: Osage County).

Superior Donuts tells the tale of an unlikely friendship spanning two generations and examines the true meaning of friendship and family in a widely diverse community. The play was recently adapted for television and is currently a sitcom on CBS starring Judd Hirsch, as Arthur, and Jermaine Fowler, as Franco.

This production is directed by former longtime Omaha Community Playhouse associate artistic director Susan Baer Collins, who retired in 2014, but recently returned to help direct the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol.

Production:  Superior Donuts

Credits:  By Tracy Letts

Director:  Susan Baer-Collins

Cast

Mark Thornburg as Max Tarasov

Julie Fitzgerald Ryan as Officer Randy Osteen

Devel Crisp as Officer James Bailey

Mary Kelly as Lady Boyle

Kevin Barratt as Arthur Przybyszewski

Aaron Winston as Franco Wicks

Jeremy Estill as Luther Flynn

Sean Tamisiea as Kevin Magee

John Shaw as Kiril Ivakin

Show Dates:  May 5-June 4, 2017 (Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm)

Tickets:  At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or http://www.TicketOmaha.com. Single tickets are $36 for adults and $22 for students. Tickets for groups of 12 or more are $24 for adults and $16 for students.

Discounts:  Twilight Tickets – A limited number of tickets are available at half price after noon the day of the performance at the Box Office. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.

Sponsored By:  NP Dodge Company, Friend of the Playhouse and The Reader (media sponsor)

LocationHoward Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse (6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE)

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