The Kypria International Festival has now entered its theatre phase and next on its list is American Buffalo
by American playwright David Mamet.
I had the best time, it was very satisfying John Goodman speaking about his time in the UK and on his West End debut in David Mamet's American Buffalo
Cedric's credits include the "Barbershop'' films, "The Original Kings of Comedy,'' a Broadway revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo
,'' and his current TV Land sitcom "The Soul Man,'' along with his thriving standup career.
He was almost solely responsible for bringing the American buffalo
back from the brink of extinction and played a crucial role in saving Alaskan fur seals from a similar fate.
Perhaps this sounds far-fetched, but ever since he appeared, in 1975, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre holding a play in his hand and announcing that he would put $5,000 in escrow while the director Gregory Mosher decided whether to produce it (the play was American Buffalo
), Mamet has gravitated toward flamboyant monologues and ballsy turns.
"A lot of people think it's the American buffalo
, but it isn't", he says.
The American buffalo
once roamed in massive herds on the Great Plains.
Best known for "American Buffalo
," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and other plays, and for the screenplay of "The Untouchables," Mamet is a brand name for punching, profane dialogue; for stories of betrayals and reversals; for questions about conscience and the meaning of order.
The soon-to-retire founding artistic director of the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., ticks off a long "lasts" litany: "Last gala, last retreat, last first rehearsal, last play I'm directing," before the smile creeps into her throaty ex-smoker's alto: "I am cherishing every one of them." Her last directing gig at the Studio, Mamet's American Buffalo
, plays May 5-June 13.
"I pay tribute to the North American Buffalo
that symbolizes a true Canadian icon that survived as an endangered species, an analogy that parallels the plight for cultural existence," explained Peyachew in a release.
The Muggys have been raising bison (the proper name for the American buffalo
) since i992 and started with just three animals.
Among these works are Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo
, Speed-the-Plow, and Oleanna.
160 years ago, native species such as American buffalo
were being eradicated, forests leveled for mining and farming to make way for trains and roads and towns, timber disappeared from around waterways to provide wood for steamboats.
Perhaps no creature exemplifies this biological role reversal better than the American buffalo