American Buffalo

by David Mamet
Opening Night 21 October 2004
Director: Andrew Morrison

Written in 1975, American Buffalo is a landmark play, essentially a modern [im]morality tale, portraying the dysfunctional social dynamic between three small-time crooks as they plot an il-fated heist from a junk shop. Since its premiere 30 years ago, the play has intrigued, baffled and thrilled audiences with its obscenity-laced vernaular, absurd humour and pornography of violence. Without ever mentioning politics, Mamet has written a deeply political play in which business and crime are equated and in which profit becomes an alibi for theft.


Anna Chin - Listener


Don Mark Neilson 
Teach Andrew Morrison 
Bob Nathan Matthews 


Stage Manager H-J Kilkelly 
Set Design Andrew Cook 
Set Construction Andrew Cook 
  Jeffrey Vaughan 
  Glenn Ross 
  Andrew Morrison 
Lighting Design Corey Anderson 
Lighting/Sound Operator Alia Berkeley 
Wardrobe Roz McKechnie 
Photography Reg Graham 
Front of House Murray Robertson 
  Alison Finigan 
Mark Neilson.
Andrew Morrison.
Nathan Matthews.
Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated