American Buffalo

American Buffalo performed at the Irish Classical Theatre, Buffalo, NY

An American classic. A gritty linguistic tour-de-force. Set in a junk shop in Chicago’s dark underbelly, three lost souls struggling for meaning in their empty lives plot to steal a man’s valuable coin collection. As their misguided plans start to unravel, Mamet’s searing and sizzling dialogue fuels the burgeoning hostility which threatens to erupt into violence. This 1977 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding New Play remains vital in its emotional richness and unforgettable in its lingering power.


Directed by ICTC Technical Director Brian Cavanagh
Brian Mysliwy as Teach
Christian Brandjes as Don
Jose Rivera as Bobby

4 Stars (out of 4) - The Buffalo News

"... real, raw, rough ... mesmerizing ... unforgettable."

"'American Buffalo' really is a must-see show."
- Augustine Warner,

Read reviews in their entirety here.

Dates/Curtain Times

April 25 - May 19, 2013
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 7:30PM;
Sat., 3PM; Sun., 2PM

Running time:  Approximately 2 hours, including one 10-minute intermission.