Dead Blogging “Superior Donuts” At The Lyric Stage

First, let us now praise the Lyric Stage Company of Boston for failing to install Tweet Seats in its Back Bay theater.

Absent all that Tweet Dreck, the play’s the thing . . .

And “Superior Donuts,” currently at the Lyric Stage through February 4, is – well – superior.

As the Lyric Stage website describes the Tracy Letts play:

In a shabby Chicago neighborhood, a downtrodden donut shop owner hires a street-savy [sic] aspiring young writer with hustle and bright ideas. Full of laughs and compelling characters, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of August: Osage County mixes the challenge of embracing the past with the redemptive power of friendship in this satisfying comedy-drama.

Actually, it’s a lot better than that.

The cast – from Will LeBow’s sad-sack shop owner to Omar Robinson’s edgy employee to Karen MacDonald’s lovestruck local cop to Steven Barkhimer’s Russki entrepreneur- is uniformly compelling, and the staging is sharp and dynamic.

Like a good donut, this terrific production sticks with you.

Don’t miss it.

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2 Responses to Dead Blogging “Superior Donuts” At The Lyric Stage

  1. How’re their doughnuts compared to Isabella’s?

    (Yes, my origins are three time zones to the west.)

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