Edi Gathegi Heads To Theater To Star In Play Written By Tony & Pulitzer Prize Winner

by Tambay A. Obenson
June 8, 2011 7:48 AM
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He may have not had very much to do in X-Men: First Class (currently in theaters), but Edi Gathegi will be chewing up lots of stage time in a new play at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, which opens tonight!

The play, titled Superior Donuts, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, centers on the unlikely friendship that blossoms between Arthur (played by Gary Cole), "a disillusioned Chicago donut shop owner" and his newly hired employee Franco (played by Gathegi), "an eager young dreamer."

Geffen Playhouse calls it, "a heart-warming and humorous tale... in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods."

The play will run through July 10.

It actually ran on Broadway in the fall of 2009. Jon Michael Hill of tv series, Detroit 1-8-7, played the role of Franco.

Good to know Edi has stage cred.

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  • NothingButAMan | June 9, 2011 3:28 AMReply

    hey, this play is set in my neigborhood, Uptown!

  • Lynn | June 9, 2011 1:02 AMReply

    Love theatre. This is a good look for Edi i love actors who act both in film on stage.

  • Jug | June 8, 2011 10:47 AMReply

    And this is a damn good sign for him. The Geffen normally puts established film/tv names in many of their plays. Just might have to make a trip to see it.

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