Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Have a Brewski on The Public at Superior Donuts

The Pittsburgh Public Theater contacted me and asked me to post this announcement/offer to our blog. For the first time in Pittsburgh history, someone is giving out free beer to select immigrants (but only if you go see the show!). Unfortunately, your last name has to end in ski which means some true Polish/Eastern Europeans will be shut out of the deal - including me who missed it by one letter (Szarnicki). However, free beer or not, Superior Donuts is great show that many Pittsburghers can relate to. Support our public theater and go see Superior Donuts!

Arthur owns the small Chicago donut shop, Superior Donuts, but with a last name like Przybyzewski, Arthur would be right at home in Pittsburgh! In Superior Donuts, the play by Tracy Letts, Arthur tells us about the experience of his Polish parents immigrating to the United States. He says his Dad was going to name the shop Przybyzewski Paczki, but since the sign maker charged by the letter, they decided on Superior. Many people of Eastern European ancestry will relate to Arthur’s history.
If you decide to see Superior Donuts and your last name ends with “ski” (or “sky”), we’ll even buy you a beer at the theater so you can toast your heritage. To purchase tickets, call the O’Reilly Theater Box Office at 412.316.1600, and spell your name. Beer vouchers will be included with your tickets.

Superior Donuts, directed by Ted Pappas, contains adult language and adult laughs. It runs at Pittsburgh Public Theater, in the heart of Downtown’s Cultural District, from April 14 through May 15.

For more details visit PPT.org.

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