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American Buffalo - Full Length Play, Drama

American Buffalo

David Mamet

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m

ISBN: 9780573640230

Winner! 1977 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best American Play
"Gripping drama" - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s

Settings Of Play - Don's Resale Shop. A junkshop. One Friday.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

Winner! 1977 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Best American Play
This volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008. In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three- Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing and "Teach", a violently paranoid braggart- is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.

"Gripping drama" - The New York Times

"Mamet is an actor's playwright... [He] senses the possibilities inarticulateness affords a savvy actor." - Women's Wear Daily

"It isn't often that a play with a dramatic intensity of American Buffalo comes to the Broadway theatre." - New York Post

American Buffalo was first presented at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City on February 16, 1977. It was directed by Ulu Grosbard.
Characters

CASTING

3m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

DONNY DUBROW - a man in his late fifties. The owner of Don's Resale Shop.
WALTER COLE - called Teacher, a friend and associate of Donny's.
BOBBY - Donny's gopher.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
David Mamet

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion and The Cryptogram (1995 ... view full profile

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