Mary-Arrchie’s AMERICAN BUFFALO – Through March 6, 2016 – Final Production!

american-buffalo-WEB-1024x663Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet’s gripping and often hilarious drama AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 – March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 871-0442 or in person at the box office.

The cast of the Jeff Award Recommended production includes Richard Cotovsky, Rudy Galvan and Stephen Walker.

You make your own right and wrong. During a single day in an unremarkable junk shop on a nondescript street in Chicago in the mid-‘70s, three small-time would-be crooks scramble to pull off a fast heist for easy money. As they plan the unlikely caper, an increasing tension between them tests their friendship and threatens to shatter everything they fight for. Hilarious and appalling, this brute race for a lowlife version of the American dream is brilliantly syncopated by Mamet’s rapid-fire two-bit bum’s lingo.

The production team for AMERICAN BUFFALO includes: John Holt (scenic design), Sarah Jo White (costume design), Claire Sangster (lighting design), Joe Court (sound design), Little Howlin’ Wolf (original music), David Woolley (fight design), Michael J. Sanow (technical director) and Rick Keeley (stage manager).



Playwright: David Mamet

Directed by: Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

Cast: Richard Cotovsky (Donny Dubrow), Rudy Galvan (Bobby) and Stephen Walker (Walter “Teach” Cole).

Location: Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

Dates: Thursday, January 28 – Sunday, March 6, 2016

Press Opening: Friday, February 5 at 8 pm

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 7 pm

Tickets: $30. $20 student/senior discount. Tickets are available at, by calling(773) 871-0442 or in person at the box office.

About the Creative Team

David Mamet (Playwright) is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, 2005 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water Engine, The Woods, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Reunion and The Cryptogram (1995 Obie Award). His translations and adaptations include: Faustus and Red River by Pierre Laville; and The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov. His films include: The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director), The Spanish Prisoner (writer/ director), Heist (writer/director), Spartan (writer/director) and Redbelt (writer/director). Mr. Mamet is also the author of: Warm and Cold, a book for children with drawings by Donald Sultan, and two other children’s books, Passover and The Duck and the Goat; Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks, and Make-Believe Town, three volumes of essays; The Hero Pony and The China Man, a book of poems; Three Children’s Plays, On Directing Film, The Cabin, and the novels The Village, The Old Religion and Wilson. His most recent books include the acting books, True & False and Three Uses of the Knife.
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia (Director) He served as Producing Director for Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co from 2008-2013, 2015-2016, where his stage work includes Cherrywood, Buried Child, Mojo, Gas Mask 101, Beggars in the House of Plenty and How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. Carlo directed the highly acclaimed Red Light Winter (4 Jeff Nominations & 1 Jeff Citation) and Our Bad Magnet (2 Jeff Nominations). Other directing credits include Richard III for Wayward Productions, short plays for Pavement Group, Jackalope Theatre Co., Columbia College and Guera for Collaboraction & Teatro Vista’s YO SOLO Festival. Carlo is also an Associate Artist with Teatro Vista, Wayward Productions and Chicago Dramatists. Other regional theater credits include: Goodman Theatre, Teatro Vista, Wayward Productions, Vineyard Arts Project, Strawdog, Collaboraction, Greasy Joan & Co., Teatro Luna, The Free Associates and Walkabout Theater at Lookingglass. Film/TV work includes Chicago PD (NBC), Empire (FOX), Under Covers (web series), Innocent with Alexa Vega & Austin O’Brien and Anything is Possible (2013), I Made American (web series), The Crunket Firm (pilot), We Had This Band (feature) and is in post-production on Cowl Girl (tv pilot). Carlo is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity.

About Mary-Arrchie Theater Co.

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. was established in 1986 and is currently in its 30th full season of theater. We are committed to producing theater as an ensemble including actors, directors, and designers who are intimately involved in the process. We approach material, published and original, dealing with the fears and passions of the human condition involving characters who are often misunderstood, societal outcasts, and victims of their own exile. We have garnered a reputation for making risky choices by embracing challenging material for both our audience and the artists involved. We are dedicated to bringing light to controversial subjects and presenting alternative viewpoints of these subjects giving our audience different information to consider as they walk away from the theater. For additional information, visit