Archived: American Buffalo by David Mamet

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Directed by Daniel Moore
October 8 – November 1, 2015
At TheatreLAB’s The Basement – 300 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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.

*This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for children.

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Photos by: Chris Smith and Aaron Sutten



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Photo Credit: Aaron Sutten Photo Credit: Aaron Sutten



Ticket Prices & Calendar

Join our family as a season subscriber and enjoy a savings of over 25% and avoid the ticketing fees too! $162 for all six main stage performances. Add $25 donation to your subscription for reserved seats to this year’s Bootleg Shakespeare- Macbeth on October 31st 2015. Individual tickets go on sale Friday, August 21st.

Ticket Prices

Preview, Thursday, October 8, 2015: All tickets $15

Adults: $30            Seniors (65+)$25            Students: $15            RVATA (RAPT): $20

Groups (10+)$20                  Please contact Pam Webb for group sales at (804) 340-0115


Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm


300 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

FREE parking is available one block away from the theatre along Marshall Street, Clay Street, 2nd Street and Southbound from Broad on 3rd Street.

Convention Center Deck – 3rd and Marshall (351 N 3rd St)
Cost: $7.00 per vehicle

Open Lot – 3rd and Marshall (310 N 3rd St)
Cost: $8.00 for 2 hours

The Basement location does not have wheelchair accessibility. Stair access only. Ushers will be available to assist patrons down the stairs.

There are a number of wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the theatre.

Lucy’s – 404 N. 2nd Street, Mama J’s – 415 North 1st Street, Pasture – 416 East Grace Street, and Rappahannock – 320 East Grace Street.

For a quick bite: JKOGI – 325 North 2nd Street, Bodillaz – 321 North 2nd Street, and The Cultured Swine – 317 North 2nd Street