Playwright Tracy Letts is best known for searing tales of dysfunction and psychological breakdown, such as the Pulitzer-winning August: Osage County and Bug, the latter of which was recently produced locally by Raleigh Ensemble Players. Yet his play Superior Donuts, currently playing at Deep Dish in Chapel Hill, is less a drama about doomed souls in a pitiful bake shop (The Glaze Man Cometh?) and more of an old-fashioned, well-crafted crowd-pleaser.

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