‘Superior Donuts,’ simpatico roles
‘Osage’ scribe’s follow-up play at Lyric Stage
The shop in Chicago’s gritty, multi-ethnic Uptown neighborhood is the kind of place where everyone from beat cops to homeless locals comes for coffee and community. But as Tracy Letts’s “Superior Donuts’’ begins, a vandal has struck, smashing the glass door and spray-painting a vulgar insult on the wall. The play, which begins performances Jan. 6 at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, is Pulitzer Prize winner Letts’s follow-up to “August: Osage County.’’ Will LeBow plays shop owner Arthur Przybyszewski, and Omar Robinson plays Franco Wicks, a neighborhood kid.