Superior Donuts, the latest treat offered by Stageworks Theatre, sprinkles enough comedic sugar on its fried confection to make for an appetizing evening. Yet it’s the filling, a provocative mix of challenges about fear, hope and dreams, that prompts the satisfied audience to take enjoyable bites out of the production. Written by Tracy Letts (August Osage County) and first performed in Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 2008, this version marks the opening production for Stageworks’ 2014-15 season, a season artistic director Karla Hartley says will focus on building relationships despite differences.

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