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Playhouse 22 in East Brunswick is holding open auditions for our upcoming production of “Superior Donuts”, to be directed by Jon Heron.


Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 12 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) and Wednesday, February 15 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) with callbacks, if needed, on February 20 at 7 p.m.


Performances are April 21 - May 7 (Friday and Saturdays evenings at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.)


Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better.  This comedy-drama by Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts explores the challenges of letting go of the past and the redemptive power of friendship.  


Character Descriptions are below.

Arthur Przybyszewski ([p]Shub-er-shef-ski) (Male. 55-65)  Polish-American, An ex-hippie draft-dodger who lives a disappointed and unambitious life.  Must be able to learn fight choreography.

Franco Wicks (Male. 18-25)  A young Black man.  Intelligent and idealistic, he loves language and sees a great future for himself but is brought down by his gambling addiction.

Max Tarasov (Male. 45-55) A Russian immigrant, humorous, a bigot without realizing it, must be able to learn a Russian accent.

Officer Randy Osteen (Female. 45-55) Irish-American, a lonely woman who flirts with Arthur.

Officer James Bailey (Male. 40-45)  A Black police officer who sticks with the facts, and, along with his wife, is a Trekkie.
Lady Boyle (Female. 65 -75)  Irish-American, a homeless woman who is often a bit less than lucid.

Luther Flynn (Male. 42-48) A Bookie, intelligent and rough.  Must be able to learn fight choreography.

Kevin Magee (Male. 25-40)  Luther’s very menacing right-hand man.

Kiril Ivakin (Male. 25-35)  Russian.  A physically imposing young man.  Must be able to learn a Russian accent.  


Auditioners are encouraged to come prepared with a brief monologue, and they will be asked to read with others from sides that will be provided. A familiarity with the play is highly recommended.


Rehearsals will be determined once the show is cast and will be weekday evenings and possibly weekends, beginning before the end of February.


Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the Elliott Taubenslag Theater at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.  


Those interested in auditioning must sign up here.  Once you have signed up, we will contact you regarding your window to audition.   Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production.


Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email us at

Playhouse 22 is requiring all cast and crew members to provide verification that they are vaccinated from the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you should be offered a part in this show, you will be required to upload your vaccination information before the first rehearsal. (Those who have already provided this information are not required to resubmit.)


This is a play for mature audiences and as such has language for older audiences.   If you would like to audition but cannot come on the listed dates, we may be able to arrange for an initial audition another night.  


Please let us know if this is the case by sending an email to


Questions should be directed to or (732) 254-3939.

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