MMSP to hold auditions for ‘American Buffalo’

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, March 6, 2012


MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo Main Street Players will hold auditions for “American Buffalo” by David Mamet on March 12 and 13, 6-8 p.m. at the Parnell Memorial Library Theater, 277 Park Road in Montevallo.

The cast includes two men, ages 35-65, and one man in his 20s. Actors may play to age.

The setting is a Chicago junk shop in which three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable buffalo nickel. These high-minded grifters fancy themselves businessmen, pursuing legitimate free enterprise. But the reality of the three—Donny, the oafish junk shop owner; Bobby, a young junkie Donny has taken under his wing; and “Teach,” a violently paranoid braggart—is that they are merely pawns caught up in their own game of last-chance, dead-end, empty pipe dreams.

MMSP will stage “American Buffalo” April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. James Kitchens will direct. This play contains adult language and situations.

“American Buffalo” is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

For more information, contact Sidney Vance, producer, at 665-4053 or

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