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4.4 / 5 Rated by 23 members
Review from Steve

As taut and human a production as you'll see. As good as the famous one with Pacino. Gero's understudy was excellent, as was the rest of the cast. Teach is the star part, and Peter Allas played him for all the bravado and stupidity that's there....continued

reviewed Jun 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Really enjoyed it - well acted, great theater. Would definitely recommend.

reviewed Jun 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jack Stillwell

Another great production by the Studio Theater and Joy Zinoman's swan song. Great charactors, with all the performers doing a great job delivering that Mamet dialog.

reviewed Jun 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Alison B Taylor

Powerful play and terrific acting! Well worth seeing. Don't miss it!

reviewed Jun 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from SqueakyP

Acting was phenomenal, esp. Teach and Donny. I didn't really understand the higher point of the play, but it was very entertaining + riveting, even LOL funny at times. Would gladly go see these actors in anything again, even this play again,...continued

reviewed Jun 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from mckeondc

This 30+-year-old play holds up very, very well, and the taut, edgy performances were just as good as what I remember from its Bway run in the 1970s (starring Robert Duvall, by the way). The tension onstage is truly palpable--and successfully...continued

reviewed Jun 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Charles H.

A very moving and realistic slice of life terrifically portrayed by three very talented actors. This play has been around for a long time but is well worth seeing again or for the first time. Go see it!!

reviewed Jun 26 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from JAG

Terrific show; very well-acted, especially Bobby. Great, intimate space. Good use of stage.

reviewed Jul 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dancing Always

Taught drama, well-acted. This is the first Mamet play I've seen. Now I understand what Mamet-speak is. I think this choppy, vernacular, repetitive style influenced Larry David in his writing for Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Peter...continued

reviewed Jun 30 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Neil H

Several very dramatic scenes bring this play to life. It's also filled with enough humor, some very dry, that you find yourself laughing quite often. We saw the show on Father's Day, June 20 at 2:00 PM. Unfortunately, the main reason I wanted to...continued

reviewed Jun 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Gurjeet Khalsa

Great production, mamet play, lots of talk but acting excellent

reviewed Jun 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from RFerensic

Very good show. Intense drama as well as comedy. All three actors were superb!

reviewed Jun 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from dave

Powerful drama. Acting was among the best I have seen.

reviewed Jul 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Donnelly

Hard to tell if "American Buffalo" is supposed to be a comedy or a drama. It is seriously unfunny. Attempts at humor are pathetic but give it a generous D for drama (only to avoid use of the F word).
Like an unscrupulous chef uses a heavy sauce...continued

reviewed Jun 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from N L Kaufman

Excellent acting and set. Depressing reality in script.

reviewed Jun 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I agree with the earlier reviewer. Donny, as well, played his character as a wavering, unsure and well-meaning crook perfectly. The venue was perfect for a Mamet play. You felt like a part of the junk shop.

reviewed Jun 23 2010 report as inappropriate