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American Buffalo

Studio Theatre (Washington, DC)

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23 ratings
4.4 average rating
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21 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 19 2010

As taut and human a production as you'll see. As good as the famous one with Pacino. Gero's understudy was excellent, as was the rest of the cast. Teach is the star... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 24 2010

Really enjoyed it - well acted, great theater. Would definitely recommend.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 19 2010

Another great production by the Studio Theater and Joy Zinoman's swan song. Great charactors, with all the performers doing a great job delivering that Mamet dialog.

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4 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 23 2010

Powerful play and terrific acting! Well worth seeing. Don't miss it!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 26 2010

Acting was phenomenal, esp. Teach and Donny. I didn't really understand the higher point of the play, but it was very entertaining + riveting, even LOL funny at times.... continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 24 2010

This 30+-year-old play holds up very, very well, and the taut, edgy performances were just as good as what I remember from its Bway run in the 1970s (starring Robert... continued

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14 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 30 2010

Taught drama, well-acted. This is the first Mamet play I've seen. Now I understand what Mamet-speak is. I think this choppy, vernacular, repetitive style influenced... continued

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28 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 26 2010

A very moving and realistic slice of life terrifically portrayed by three very talented actors. This play has been around for a long time but is well worth seeing again or for the first time. Go see it!!

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 20 2010

Several very dramatic scenes bring this play to life. It's also filled with enough humor, some very dry, that you find yourself laughing quite often. We saw the show on... continued

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11 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 01 2010

Terrific show; very well-acted, especially Bobby. Great, intimate space. Good use of stage.

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 20 2010

Great production, mamet play, lots of talk but acting excellent

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 20 2010

Very good show. Intense drama as well as comedy. All three actors were superb!

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 03 2010

Powerful drama. Acting was among the best I have seen.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 27 2010

Hard to tell if "American Buffalo" is supposed to be a comedy or a drama. It is seriously unfunny. Attempts at humor are pathetic but give it a generous D for drama (only... continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 23 2010

Excellent acting and set. Depressing reality in script.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jun 23 2010

I agree with the earlier reviewer. Donny, as well, played his character as a wavering, unsure and well-meaning crook perfectly. The venue was perfect for a Mamet play. You felt like a part of the junk shop.

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