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American Buffalo Reviews

Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

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3.9 average rating
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96 reviews
119 stars
attended Apr 07 2013

'American Buffalo' at the Geffen Theatre is a great production of David Mamet's nearly 40 year old play. The 3 actors were excellent. The fantastic junk store set is practically a 4th actor.

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66 reviews
33 stars
attended Apr 03 2013

Despite growing up in Chicago, in general, Mamet is not one of our favorite playwrights as we sometimes find him too vulgar. Despite that concern, must admit that AMERICAN BUFFALO is superbly written and worthy of its stature in theater history....continued

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57 reviews
291 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

Great Acting!! Good Story! Lovely theater and we had perfect 4th row seats.

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46 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 24 2013

Excellent performances by three five-star actors. And all done on a set that is wonderously done--we see a buy-and-sell junk shop full to over-flowing with every kind of thing imaginable. Some good things, some tacky. Add to this the fact that...continued

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28 reviews
80 stars
attended May 04 2013

Great overall performance of a classic. Nice set design. An intimate venue like the Geffen is perfect for this piece.

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25 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 09 2013

Mamet at the Geffen. Theatre doesn't get any better than this.

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22 reviews
32 stars
attended May 08 2013

I enjoyed the actors performances and thought the overall production value was great. However, the story was a little on the thin side when it came to plot.

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12 reviews
26 stars
attended May 01 2013

This character driven play has great actors who are very comfortable in their roles. Teach, Don and Bobby all keep the story interesting in a way that only experienced talent can invoke. Never a dull moment.

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11 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 30 2013

The acting was great. Normally Mamet's mind game plays/movies keep you on the edge of your seat anticipating what is going to happen next. This one didn't. Unfortunately it was pretty boring and the dialogue repetitive. Can't recommend it.

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7 reviews
40 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

Excellent production, don't miss it! Stellar Cast, tight pacing, perfect set design, and well crafted Direction. if you like Mamet, you'll love it. If you haven't seen a Mamet play, this is agreat introduction. Of course Goldstar set us up with...continued

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4 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

I wanted to see American Buffalo to watch the great Bill Smitrovich playing a character live. All three cast members are terrific. Freddy Rodriguez makes some surprising choices with Bob.
This is the first Talk Back Tuesday I've attended. On...continued

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83 reviews
60 stars
attended Apr 09 2013

I don't think this particular Mamet play is for me, but the production and acting were top notch.

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62 reviews
17 stars
attended May 09 2013

This classic holds up under the test of time. Five stars and five reasons you should see this play: The play, three outstanding performances, and one of the wildest, most elaborate sets ever designed.

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38 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

Fantastic acting, fantastically directed, a beautifully designed production - well worth your time.

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

Mamet is famous for his dialogue, for the rhythms of natural speech. True enough, but the characters in this play are of no interest. They are the people you move away from when you're near them in a tavern.

We left at the interval.

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26 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

Great production! Story held up well - relevant for today. We stayed for the discussion after the play and it added another dimension to the experience.

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

First act was a bit monotonous but the second act was more explosive with the angst of dissatisfaction with their lives. Very well acted but not everybody's type of play.

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 30 2013

It was an OK show, acting wonderful, the script so, so. The real problem was getting to and from the theatre. The working on the 405 frwy caused frustration and anger at the traffic back up. A warning needs to be put out by you or the Geffen to...continued

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 14 2013

tight, interesting. a really good production in a wonderful theatre!

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15 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

Wonderful play, excellent actor’s work!
David Mamet is the number one playwright despite the disgraceful article in LA Times.
(It is such a shame what the liberal media is SO BIAS).
I recommend this production to my friends and family and...continued

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