Speak The Speech Theatre to Produce:
By David Mamet
Speak The Speech Theatre Company. Fifth Season opens with a production of American Buffalo by David Mamet directed by Dan Reichel.
October 20, 2016 – November 6, 2016.
The Community Playhouse, 1881 N Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ.
Thur., Fri. and Sat. Performances at 7:30pm, Sun. at 2pm.
Ticket prices: $18 In advance (reserve tickets before opening night)
$20 Adult, $15 Sr./Mil./Stu.
For reservations or information, please call Paul Brunelle at (520)-904-8054 or visit ststheatre.org.
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.
The Community Playhouse, where the play will be performed is located at 1881 N. Oracle Rd:
Considered a classic of the American canon and recognized as one of Mamet’s masterpieces, American Buffalo premiered at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago and opened on Broadway on 16 February 1977. The play was also adapted into a 1996 film starring Dustin Hoffman (Teach), Dennis Franz (Don), and Sean Nelson (Bobby).
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.