American Buffalo

  • American Buffalo Wyndhams Theatre Official
Nothing brings the stars out in force like a David Mamet play! Following the success of Speed-the-Plow starring Lindsay Lohan in 2015, Mamet’s American Buffalo arrives at the Wyndhams Theatre starring Damian Lewis OBE.

Damian Lewis returns to the stage after a 5 year hiatus in order to play take up a role in the show, which is to be directed by the Olivier Award winning Daniel Evans. Lewis is known for his roles series’ Band of Brothers and Homeland.

Joining Damian Lewis is Hollywood film star John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Monsters Inc) who will play Don Dubrow and Tom Sturridge who will play Bob.

American Buffalo is the tale of a junk shop owner, Don, who plots to steal a buffalo nickel he has sold on after suspecting he let it go for to little. Don’s friends Bob, Teach and Fletcher go in on the plot as they try to work together to seize back the nickel from the customer…

The entire action of American Buffalo takes place in one location. Don’s Junk Shop in Chicago. Whilst the setting of the play is relatively minimal, the plot twists and emotional weight certainly fill the stage.

Pulitzer Prize winning writer, David Mamet, is known for his curt dialogue, peppered with foul language, and this play is no exception.

American Buffalo was nominated for two Tony Awards and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best play (1977) and an OBIE award for Best New Play (1976)

The show will run for a strictly limited season between 16th April – 27th June 2015.

 

Child Friendly?

As mentioned above, the show contains a lot of swear words and themes of an adult nature, therefore American Buffalo is not suitable for children.

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