David Mamet's American Buffalo at Raven Theatre
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The last date listed for American Buffalo was Saturday January 27, 2007 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $36.00
- Our Price:
- $11.00 - $18.00
An innocent young writer struggling with his own homosexuality has his eyes opened to the dark and desperate side of society when he moves into a 1930s New Orleans rooming house and meets its collection of ailing and eccentric residents. A fascinating bookend to Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning career, the famed playwright began writing this autobiographical play when he first moved to the French Quarter in 1938, but it wasn't completed and staged until 1977. This Raven Theatre revival highlights the poetic language and vivid characters that would echo throughout Williams' most famous works, including The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire. Learn More
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Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play
Continuing its mission of producing works that highlight the “American Experience," Raven Theatre will present American Buffalo, David Mamet’s raw, angry look at the disenfranchised in our country’s dark underbelly.
Stunning audiences when it opened in 1975 with its unfiltered language and gritty underpinnings, American Buffalo tells the story of three low-life crooks planning the heist of a valuable coin collection from a local collector. Two years after its Chicago debut it opened in New York, winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play and cementing David Mamet’s place as one of the country’s leading cutting-edge playwrights.
Directed by Artistic Director Michael Menendian, American Buffalo features Richard Cotovsky as Donny, Seth Remington as Bobby, and Brian McCaskill as Teach. Mr. McCaskill, who appears as a guest artist courtesy of The Actors’ Equity Association, was last seen on the Raven stage in 1999, performing as Richard Roma in Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he earned a Joseph Jefferson nomination for Outstanding Performance. Mr. Cotovsky is the award-winning co-founder and Artistic Director of Mary-Arrchie Theatre. Seth Remington has performed in several productions at Raven Theatre, including, most recently, Book of Days.
The production set is designed by Michael Menendian. Lighting design is by Christine Ferriter. Additional designers are: Nick Keenan (sound); Danni Quider (props); JoAnn Montemurro (costumes); David Woolley (fight choreography) and Kelly Dailey (scenic art). Kate Miller serves as production.