Courtesy of Dorset Theatre Festival
From left to right: Oliver Palmer, Treat Williams, Stephen Adly Guirgis make up the trio that will star in Dorset Theatre Festival’s regional revival of “American Buffalo.”
Aug. 24-Sept. 2—DORSET—Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th anniversary season with the regional revival of “American Buffalo” by David Mamet. “American Buffalo,” under the direction of John Gould Rubin (artistic director of “The Private Theater”), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between Aug. 24-Sept. 2. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.
“American Buffalo” is one of Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet’s defining works, instantly acclaimed when it opened on Broadway. Starring Treat Williams as Teach and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis as Donny, Dorset Theatre Festival now takes a fresh look at a trio of misguided misfits who are a little out of luck and way out of their league as they plot the theft of a rare coin collection. “American Buffalo” crackles with explosive humor, frenetic energy, and surprising tenderness. Making his regional debut, Oliver Palmer (“Shakespeare in the Square”) will round out the cast as Bobby, Donny’s junk shop delivery boy.
“This cast has amazing chemistry and depth. They bring a passion to Mamet’s seminal work that invigorates the play,” said artistic director Dina Janis. “Tony Award-winning scenic designer Christopher Barreca has also created a magnificent design for this show: audience members will get to take in the action from multiple seating perspectives for a truly immersive theatrical experience.”
Single tickets and subscriptions for the 2017 summer season are on sale by calling the box office at 802-867-2223 ext. 2, Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 p.m.; or 8 p.m. on performance days. For more information, visit dorsettheatrefestival.org.