David Mamet's American Buffalo: Classic Play About Con Artists and the American Dream
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The last date listed for American Buffalo was Sunday February 19, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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It's "comedy tonight" in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In this season opener, travel with STAGEStheatre to ancient Rome and experience the zany antics of Pseudolus, a slave on a quest for freedom. This slapstick musical sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies that all lead to an uproarious night in the theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, this is one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim and comic writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) seamlessly combine situations from the timeless comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville to create a nonstop entertainment extravaganza. Learn More
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- "Director Katie Chidester moves Martin, Tully and Evans around Fred Kinney and Amy Ramirez's realistic junkshop set like chess pieces, each character bluffing the other two as if in a high-stakes poker game. The trio of actors have nearly mastered Mamet's rapid patter, which often resembles the comedy routines of Abbott and Costello – that is, Abbott and Costello meet Martin Scorsese." --<em>Orange County Register </em>
- "There’s nothing of the sentimentalist in Mamet’s writing; but there is a keening ache that director Katie Chidester and her compelling cast manage to convey: that, each in his own way, each character is striving to gain respect from his fellow males. The fact they are all so far away from actually finding that imbues <em>American Buffalo</em> with a sense of tragedy that makes it compelling viewing." --<em>Fermented Beers</em>
- "STAGEStheatre may be presenting a piece that some find hard to hear, but they do it well. Stimulating, heady and strong in language it is, offensive to the point of walking out it is not. If you want to see a well-acted play from an award-winning writer that shows you the situational difficulty of true friendship, I suggest the intimate setting of STAGEStheatre." --<em>Inside Fullerton</em>
- "David Mamet’s<em> American Buffalo</em> gets an outstanding production ... Katie Chidester’s masterful direction is most visible in her impeccable timing." --<em>LA/OC Examiner</em>
- "This production is a little adventurous for STAGEStheatre and it is good to see them broadening their field again. It is also interesting seeing the seminal 70’s play performed during our more modern economic and political controversy." --<em>The Fullertonian</em> (5/5 stars)
- "We just came back from STAGEStheatre and whole-heartedly endorse this production of <em>American Buffalo </em>as a must-see performance." --<em>Fullerton Foundry </em>
- "Although the piece debuted in 1975, the cast's superb acting makes it as fresh and raw as ever." --Fullertonstories.com
- "[The play is] acutely directed by Katie Chidester and powerfully performed by: Mike Martin (Don Dubrow), Bob Tully (Walter “Teach” Cole), and Adam Evans (Bobby)." --<em>Fullerton Observer</em>