One of America’s greatest playwrights, David Mamet infused American Buffalo with his trademark style and dramatic craftsmanship, creating a theatrical tour de force that stands the test of time.
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”. The three conspirators fancy themselves as businessmen pursuing the legitimate concerns of free enterprise – but in reality, they are merely small-time crooks, and all of their plotting amounts to nothing in the end. American Buffalo is a triumph of language and a devastating snapshot of what human beings are capable of doing to each other when they run out of options. A darkly comic and ultimately shattering classic.
The New York Times
“It isn’t often that a play with a dramatic intensity of American Buffalo comes to the Broadway theatre.”
New York Post
By David Mamet
Mark A. Rhea, Kevin Adams and Josh Sticklin
Winner 1977 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Best American Play