Venue Details

154 Star Starred
STAGEStheatre
400 E. Commonwealth A Fullerton, CA 92832
714-525-4484
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Mike Martin
Casual
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Mike Martin
Plenty of parking
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Mike Martin
Refreshments available
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Mike Martin
Very friendly and welcoming!
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Liz Perrin
Wear a coat
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Liz Perrin
Sodas, water, cookies and candy are available. Coffee would be great
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Reviews & Ratings

38 ratings
3.9 average rating
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14 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

Great play with powerful performances. Extremely well developed characters and cool set.

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attended Jan 13 2012

American Buffalo is a great show. From the technical aspects to the fine trio of actors on stage. The language does get a bit coarse (this is Mamet after all), but if you... continued

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Website

http://www.stagesoc.org/shows/2011season/shows/more/2011season/...

Quotes & Highlights

“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.” —_Orange County Register _
“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 American Buffalo with a sense of tragedy that makes it compelling viewing.” —Fermented Beers
“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.” —Inside Fullerton
“David Mamet’s_ American Buffalo_ gets an outstanding production … Katie Chidester’s masterful direction is most visible in her impeccable timing.” —LA/OC Examiner
“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.” —The Fullertonian (5/5 stars)
“We just came back from STAGEStheatre and whole-heartedly endorse this production of _American Buffalo _as a must-see performance.” —_Fullerton Foundry _
“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).” —Fullerton Observer

About the Ticket Supplier: STAGEStheatre

STAGEStheatre is an entity that is constantly evolving in order to provide actors, directors, writers, designers, and artists with a creative environment that offers an eclectic and challenging variety of theatrical opportunities at all "stages" of the process. STAGEStheatre presents every form of theatrical literature, from the classics to world premieres. STAGEStheatre endeavors to merge each literary work with the highest production values and the most passionate performances possible.