A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels.
A 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Joe Mantegna as Ricky Roma
Gordon Clapp as David Moss
Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Detective Baylen
Richard Dreyfuss as Shelly Levine
John Getz as James Lingk
Richard Schiff as George Aaronow
Josh Stamberg as John Williamson
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded by L.A. Theatre Works before a live audience.
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David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. In 1978 he became Associate Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, where American Buffalo had been first staged in 1975, subsequently winning an Obie Award and opening on Broadway in 1977 and at the National Theatre in 1978. His greatest hits, Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna followed in 1983 and 1993 respectively.Review:
The best new American play of the season. Wonderfully funny a play to see, remember and cherish.” Clive Barnes, New York Post
The most exciting American play in years.” Howard Kissel, Women’s Wear Daily
One of his best plays. Crackling tension ferocious comedy and drama. A top American playwright in bristling form.” Frank Rich, The New York Times
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Book Description Grove Press, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394538579