“Superior Donuts”: Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Every Wed.-Sun., Sept. 20-Dec. 15, except Nov. 22. See review. Guy Sanville directs Tracy Letts’ 2008 comedic drama, set in a diverse Chicago neighborhood, about the unlikely friendship between a burned-out doughnut shop owner and his young, idealistic new employee. New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls it “a gentle comedy that unfolds like an extended episode of a 1970s sitcom…a warm bath of a play that will leave…audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves.” Cast: California longtime TV and film actor Randolph Mantooth, as well as area actors Ryan Carlson, David Daoust, Alex Leydenfrost, Brian Marable, Michelle Mountain, Michael Brian Ogden, Sandy Ryder, and Lynch Travis.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat., except Oct. 31), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat., and Nov. 23), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Sept. 20-27 previews: $22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $32 (Sat. eve.). After Sept. 27: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]