Go nuts for 'Donuts'
You might not know Superior Donuts, but you've probably heard of another of Tracy Letts' works, August: Osage County. The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright's comedy is about a friendship between a white doughnut shop owner and a black teenager with a secret. Ron Bobb-Semple directs the play at Stageworks Theatre, opening Friday and running through Oct. 26. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Tickets are $30-$40 with one preview today at $15. (813) 374-2416. stageworkstheatre.org.
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Teddy rides again
Hey, history buffs. Check out The Apocrypha of Theodore Roosevelt from Tampa Repertory Theatre opening Friday for a limited two-weekend run. The play, written and directed by Steve Mountan and starring Ned Averill-Snell, takes viewers to 1918, when the four sons of former President Theodore Roosevelt are off to war. When his youngest, Quentin, goes missing, Teddy is forced to think through his own life choices and how they affected his family. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 19 at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W Cass St. in Tampa. tamparep.org.
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Raise a toast to Jobsite
Jobsite Theater is celebrating its best box office year to date at its annual gala Saturday. The 1960s-themed cocktail party will include food from the Refinery, the Birchwood, Fodder and Shine and more, plus performances by the Vodkanauts and sets from Jobsite productions of Return to the Forbidden Planet and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's from 7 to 11 p.m. at Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $75, or $125 per couple. (813) 229-7827. jobsitetheater.org.