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STAGEStheatre
400 E. Commonwealth Ave Fullerton, CA 92832
714-525-4484
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 38 members
Review from SuzieQ

My friend and I went to see this show and we both really loved this show. There was only three actors and they all were outstanding! I'm going to tell my friends and family they need to see this show. It had adult language but not offensive.

reviewed Jan 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Deborah B.

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

reviewed Jan 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Cathy Barker

The actors were amazing!!!

reviewed Jan 15 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.” —_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

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