Arthur Przybyszewski, a burnt-out hippie whose guilt over avoiding military service has alienated everyone he loves, has little interest in life anymore. Even an act of vandalism to his donut shop, Superior Donuts, which outrages his irascible neighbor Max, an ambitious Russian immigrant with designs on purchasing the shop, fails to bring Arthur out of his haze. However, when a charismatic young African-American man named Franco Wicks talks his way into a job, Arthur begins to recover his spark. He begins paying attention to the female police officer with a crush on him, connects with the local homeless woman who stops in for free donuts and encourages Franco’s goal of publishing the next Great American novel. When Luther Flynn, a middle-aged gangster, and his thug Kevin confront Franco about an outstanding debt, Arthur takes the matter into his own hands.
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Four Stars! Studio Theatre is serving up something rich and satisfying with Superior Donuts.