American Buffalo at Dorset Theatre Festival

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, runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2.

All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road.

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. Making his regional debut, Oliver Palmer 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."

Treat Williams has had a long and happy collaboration with David Mamet. He has performed in The Water Engine (film), Speed The Plow (Williamstown), Bobby Gould in Hell (Lincoln Center) and Oleanna (Off-Broadway). He directed the short film Texan, which won best film at three film festivals.

Williams has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has won two Theater World Awards for his work in Broadway Musicals.

Dorset Theatre Festival, sponsored for its 40th season by Manchester Designer Outlets, creates bold and innovative theater that engages a diverse, multi-generational community: enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring its audience through the celebration of great plays produced with the highest degree of artistry.

Single tickets and subscriptions for the 2017 Summer Season are on sale. The box office may be reached by calling 802-867-2223, ext. 2, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. (8 p.m. on performance days). For more information, or to purchase tickets and subscriptions online, visit Dorset Theatre Festival's website at


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