Upcoming Shea’s 710 Theatre Show Involves Paula’s Donuts & the Tale of a Small Business Owner

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A comedy with dramatic undertones opens October 10 at Shea’s 710 Theatre.

Superior Donuts centers on the unlikely friendship between an aging hippie donut shop owner and a young energetic and idealistic employee.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts is a comedic yet thoughtful portrayal of transitioning urban neighborhoods and its working class residents taking place in a historic, run-down Chicago neighborhood.

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Superior Donuts has been in Arthur Przybyszewski’s Polish family for six decades. His only employee, Franco Wicks, wants to change the shop and the neighborhood for the better.

If Superior Donuts sounds familiar, it’s likely because the show made its WNY premiere back in 2011 at The Road Less Traveled Theater. The play was well-received and that is why the company decided the bring it back to larger audience at Shea’s 710 Theatre. After all, as Buffalonians we can 100% relate to looking out for our neighbors and trying to improve the city we call home.

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Plus, we love our donuts. Fun fact. The donuts you’ll see on stage for the performances will be provided by Paula’s Donuts!

Critics have described Superior Donuts as beautifully written, acted, and directed.

This Road Less Traveled Production stars Steve Jakiel, Jake Hayes, Tina Rausa, Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, John Profeta, Dave Spychalski, Gabriel Robere and Johnny Barden. The play opens on October 10 at Shea’s 710 Theatre and runs through October 27. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

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Superior Donuts is one of five new shows coming to Shea’s 710 for the 2019-2020 season. As for the rest of the season, other productions include, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, Christmas Over the Tavern, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Bright Star.

 

Superior Donuts

Shea’s 710 Theatre (710 Main Street, Buffalo)

October 10-27

sheas.org/performances/superior-donuts

 

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