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.
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A seminal Scottish drama that hasn't been seen on an American stage in 30 years, the Griffin Theatre Company proudly presents Ena Lamont Stewart's Men Should Weep. A landmark work that was selected by the National Theatre of London's millennium poll as one of the "Top 100 Plays of the Century," this show is set in Glasgow during the 1930s depression. Focusing on the misfortunes of the Morrison family -- six children, two parents and one grandmother all living together in a disordered tenement home -- this family drama touches on many timeless issues, all stemming from the central theme of poverty. At times touching and lighthearted, at others bitter and cathartic, the quiet power of Men Should Weep will stay with you long after the curtain falls. 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.