Press Release

Speak The Speech Theatre to Produce:
American Buffalo      By David Mamet
Speak The Speech Theatre Company opens in it’s Fifth Season with a production of
American Buffalo written by David Mamet and 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. 

See the latest review on this production, by Chuck Graham from TucsonStage.com’s ‘Let the Show Begin’, by clicking here.

About the play

  • Winning the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play, David Mamet’s explosive drama examines the fickle nature of honor among thieves. Three Tucson actors perform the roles of three small-time crooks, Walter “Teach” Cole (Ken Beider), Don Dubrow (Don Cline) and Bobby (Marcus Gallegos), plan one big-time heist, a tragedy of errors spins this razor-sharp and darkly funny play into a blistering account of divided loyalties, insatiable greed…and a certain coveted Buffalo nickel. 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.

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).

The Company

Speak The Speech Theatre Company is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enrich, educate, and entertain the Tucson Community.  Our Company consists of all ages and it is through the shared experience of live theatre we hope to inspire the willingness to explore new ideas and generate dialogues concerning class, social and economic justice and the courage to explore our own humanity.

Contact Information:

Dan Reichel / Artistic Director (520)-883-0976 or dreichel@ststheatre.org

Paul Brunelle/ Company Manager (520)-904-8054 or pbrunelle@ststheatre.org

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REVIEWS AND OTHER DETAILS:

Let the Show Begin – Tucson Stage – Chuck Graham Review – Tucsonstage.com 

Letters to the Editor  – The Arizona Daily Star – Monica Mueller 

Article by Chastity Eva Laskey For the Arizona Daily Star – Tucson.com 

The Desert Leaf – Desertleaf.com

The Tucson Lifestyle Magazine – Tucsonlifestyle.com

Tucson Weekly – Tucsonweekly.com

El Caliente – Speedway.Tucson.com

KXCI – Community Radio Community Events 

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