Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
415-345-1287
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JohnM
Decidedly casual
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JohnM
Took BART to Powell and walked
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JohnM
Snacks and beverages vailable, but did not sample any.
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Goldstar Member
MUNI made it easy
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Goldstar Member
The wine was fine.
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Found street parking
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Reviews & Ratings

97 ratings
4.3 average rating
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1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

Very well done. Acting was superb.

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 28 2011

Great acting - really enjoyed the play!

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 30 2011

This was an outstanding production of this play, very well acted and effectively staged. Bravo to the Actors Theatre!

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Description

In a cluttered, run-down Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks, Donny, Bobby and Teach, plot to steal a valuable buffalo nickel. As the heist unravels, the men’s frustration and paranoia intensify. With its gritty characters and sharp comic language, American Buffalo officially put Mamet on the map when it first premiered in 1975.

_American Buffalo _was named Best American Play by the New York Drama Critics Circle in 1976–77. Now a modern classic, American Buffalo is the story of three men struggling in the pursuit of their distorted vision of the American Dream. By turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing story of how people can be corrupted into betraying their ideals and those they love.

ATSF’s production is directed by founding member Keith Phillips and featuring ensemble members Christian Phillips, Randy Hurst, Joe Napoli, and Vlad Sayenko. Set design by James Baldock and Jenna Welch, Light Design by Rachel Klyce with technical direction provided by James Baldock.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco

Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.