American Buffalo

April 2 - May 12, 2013
Gil Cates Theater

One of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s defining works, American Buffalo was instantly hailed as a new American classic when it opened on Broadway in 1977. Now, Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney takes a fresh look at these misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. As the time of the heist approaches, tension and anticipation build revealing loyalties and testing friendships. Negotiating explosive humor, frenetic energy and surprising tenderness, this play, which has not had a major Los Angeles production in more than a decade, promises a mesmerizing night whether seeing it for the first time or rediscovering this groundbreaking work.             

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  "Thrilling ... mesmerizing ... enthralling!"
  "A bracing return of a Mamet classic!"

                   "Shocking ... extremely funny!"


        "White-hot ... comic ... [an] innovative classic!"


             "Magnificent!" "A revelation!"


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Performance Info

The running time for American Buffalo is approximately 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission.
Please note this performance includes the smoking of herbal cigarettes and strong language that may not be appropriate for younger patrons.

AMERICAN BUFFALO is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.