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Grab American Buffalo tickets if you are in the mood for a fun-filled adventurous ride on Broadway that will leave you clamoring for more. Touted as one of the best plays that American theatre has produced in recent times, the fiery dialogue delivery in rapid succession and the invigorating pace of the play will leave you in fits and at the end, thoroughly entertained.
The 1975 play, penned down by David Mamet, American Buffalo traces the adventure of four men, who form a team and plot to separate a wealthy man from his coin collection, by perpetrating a theft. The three men, who appear in the play, are Don, Teach and Bob. The fourth man, Fletcher, however does not make an appearance on the stage but is only referred to by the others, from which his existence can be deduced.
The characters from American Buffalo shape this robbery plan after Bob, the owner of a junk shop, realizes that he has made a sales error by selling a coin to a man at a lower price after wrongly estimating its value. Because of the disadvantage he has put himself in, he plots with his assistant, Bob to relieve the man of his coin collection, to salvage his own losses, under the presumption that the said man was away for the weekend. However, Teach, a friend of Dan’s does not see eye to eye with the plan and believes that it is flawed due to the inexperience of Bob and may also be foiled by his disloyalty. Thus, he convinces Dan to employ himself and Fletcher, instead of Bob.
However, there is no shortage of twists in American Buffalo, as the night before the theft is to be carried out; Bob comes to the store with the coin. Upon inquiry, his answers are vague and this leads Teach to the conclusion that he is trying to trick the rest of them. In his anger, he lashes out at Bob and hits him. However, Bob’s story is later corroborated at the end of the play.
The play is characterized by profanity in accordance with the style of Mamet; coarse words are repeatedly used during the course of the play. While some may argue that such language is an attempt to shock the audience, but in actuality, this represents how this class interacts in real life. Thus the play is infused with language that viewers can associate with and that adds a touch of realism and earthiness to the play. Hence, while the play itself is inarticulate, it still remains eloquent because of its ability to convey what it is meant to represent. In addition to this, the language twists and the cleverly placed repetitions lend a cadence to the scenario and arm it with the ability to resonate with the viewer.
A winner of the award for the best play in 1977 by the New York Critics and having been nominated for two Tony’s, for best direction and scenic design, American Buffalo has been received favorably by the critics and audiences alike. Revived in 1983, at the Booth Theater, this was again nominated for a Tony Award, was lauded by the critics again, and successfully completed 93 performances.
The play is a reflection on the inadequacies and incompetence’s of the thieves who are not only unable to plan a simple heist but also fail in their ability to work together to implement it. While their initial scheme has an end purpose, as more and more people get involved, the initial plan is made complex. Not only do the complexities increase, but mistrust is also created. The result is that the initial scheme which was relatively sound, fails. These setback give American Buffalo not only comical undertones that leave one gasping for breath at the way the thieves deal with the situation but also incorporates hilarity through the continuous failure of the thieves to comprehend the situation. Yet, by the same definition, it is also a touching story as it paints a story of corrupted ideals and betrayals that mourns the loss of the vision of the American Dream that the three men had. In addition to this, the coarseness of the language adds a cynical and violent element to the play. Get your hands on the American Buffalo tickets today.