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American Buffalo
by David Mamet
directed by Wilson Milam


During one long day in a run–down junk shop, three men of great ambition and low morals plan a heist of a customer’s valuable coin collection. When the con goes awry, it’s every man for himself. This fast paced drama is all aggression and testosterone, with characters wielding words like weapons to intimidate, cajole and manipulate each other. The results are hilarious, powerful and ultimately tragic in a play that’s recognized as a modern masterpiece.

  • Run time is approximately two hours with one intermission.
  • Mamet’s tough-talking junk store con men don’t mince words. If you’re sensitive to profanity, be ready for some rough language. Because of the colorful dialogue, we recommend the play for ages 17 and above.
  • American Buffalo also contains suggestive content, and violence.

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