July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 2019 @ The Shadowbox Theatre
In a decrepit Chicago junk shop, three ne’er-do-wells – petty thieves and junkies – plot to claw their way out of America’s economic trash-bin in a story that’s equal parts tragedy and comedy. Junk shop owner Donny, naïve young junkie Bobby, and paranoid loose cannon Teach plot to rob a coin collector who foolishly showed off a valuable American Buffalo nickel. Although they see themselves as businessmen on the rise, their ambitions clash against the realities of their own habits and deficiencies – testing the limits of friendship, interrogating the meaning of loyalty, and forcing each of them to confront the near-impossibility of trust. Is the American dream really a nightmare?
Since its premiere in 1975, audiences have loved AMERICAN BUFFALO’s vivid characters, dark humour, volatile intensity and its thoughtful examinations of friendship, loyalty, and success. Prepare yourself for a story you'll never forget!
Joey Ouellette as Donnie
Mark Lefebvre as Teach
Seamus Tokol as Bobby
Directed by Michael O'Reilly & Michael K. Potter
Produced by Michael K. Potter, Fay Lynn & Michael O'Reilly
Stage Manager Fay Lynn
Set Design and Construction by Matthew Burgess
Poster and Program Design by Kris Simic
Promotional Photography by Michael K. Potter
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