American Buffalo

by David Mamet
directed by Jon Townson

2017 Ireland Tour

Washington DC-based Keegan Theatre returns to Ireland this fall with David Mamet’s darkly comic and ultimately shattering classic AMERICAN BUFFALO.

One of America’s greatest playwrights, David Mamet infused AMERICAN BUFFALO with his trademark style and dramatic craftsmanship, creating a theatrical tour de force for three actors 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.

Winner! 1977 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Best American Play

American Buffalo stars Keegan company members and Ireland favorites Mark A. Rhea and Kevin Adams.

“Gripping drama” – The New York Times

“Mamet is an actor’s playwright… [He] senses the possibilities inarticulateness affords a savvy actor.” – Women’s Wear Daily

“It isn’t often that a play with a dramatic intensity of American Buffalo comes to the Broadway theatre.” – New York Post

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AUG/SEP 2017


Town Hall Theatre
16, 17, 18 August

Watergate Theatre
24, 25 August

Mullingar Arts Centre
6, 7 September



The Cast

Donny Kevin Adams
Teach Mark A. Rhea
Bobby Josh Adams

The Production Team

Director Jon Townson
Stage Manager (Ireland) Rae Visser
Production Assistant (U.S.) Alexis Hartwick
Costume Designer Kelly Peacock
Light Designer Dan Martin
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan
Sound Designer Tony Angelini

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