American Buffalo

American Buffalo

by David Mamet

February 12 – March 7, 2010

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– World Trade Center Theatre –
121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204

One of David Mamet’s earliest successes, this comic drama of shifting loyalty, unspoken jealousy, and lurking desperation is considered an American classic. Three men living just this side of destitution plan a robbery. The loot is a rare coin collection, but American Buffalo‘s real currency is language. The dialogue is unmistakably Mamet’s: clipped, elliptical, profane, but also poetic and telling.


“In the hands of Third Rail Repertory, under the clear-eyed direction of Daniel Stern…and featuring an absolutely killer performance by Third Rail company member Tim True, American Buffalo is the first must-see production of Portland’s 2009/2010 season…Under Stern’s direction, these three actors unerringly locate its battered heart—leather-tough and shriveled, but still beating.” –The Portland Mercury

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Photos by Owen Carey

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* Member of Actors Equity Association