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Posted: Sept. 7, 2012 at 5:08 a.m.
The Purple Rose Theatre Company opens its 2012-13 season later this month with a new play most will not be familiar with and an actor new to the PRTC stage - but both have pedigrees that make this a show not to be missed. "Superior Donuts" by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts stars Randolph Mantooth, who played Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic Johnny Gage in the long-running 1970s NBC medical drama, "Emergency!" Although much of his work has been in film and television, Mantooth returns to his roots - the legitimate stage - in a role that allows him to explore the unlikely friendship between a burned-out donut shop owner and his idealistic new employee. Host Donald V. Calamia talked with Mantooth recently about his work, his efforts on behalf of firefighters, and how this appearance reunites him with The Purple Rose and director Guy Sanville. (How can that be, you ask, since "Superior Donuts" marks his first time on the Purple Rose stage? You'll have to listen to find out!)
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