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Theatre Downtown doing “August: Osage County”

Well, this is news. Theatre Downtown, which lately has been coasting along on broad comedy and tried-and-true classics, will be the first local theater to produce Tracy Letts‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County.

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Theater review: ‘Superior Donuts’ at Mad Cow Theatre

Here’s my review of Superior Donuts, which will run later this week in the Orlando Sentinel:

By Elizabeth Maupin
Special to the Sentinel

With playwright Tracy Letts, you never know what to expect.

If you know Letts from his lowbrow, foul-mouthed little comedy Killer Joe, you were probably astounded at the prosperous folks in his long and sprawling (but still foul-mouthed) comedy August: Osage County.

And if you know Killer Joe and August: Osage County, you’ll be surprised again by Superior Donuts, the sweet-tempered (but still foul-mouthed) comic drama at Mad Cow Theatre. Letts has gone old-fashioned with Superior Donuts, a play with a decidedly narrower scope than August’s epic family drama. It takes the life-size performances of Mad Cow’s cast – which is to say performances that are extravagant, hilarious and resoundingly true – to remind you that this is a playwright for whom possibilities are endless.

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Opening this week

Here’s your sort-of-weekly news about this weekend’s theater openings:

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