1 The Chicago revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by actor-director Mike Nussbaum, will end its extremely successful run on Feb. 5. The show has been breaking box office records at the American Theatre Company. The hit play had previously been extended a full month until Jan. 22, before being extended to Feb. 5. Buffalo began Nov. 29, and was to have ended Dec. 26.
Nussbaum is, of late, awash in success in the Windy City. Up until recently, he spent nights playing the title character in Visiting Mr. Green at the Royal George, a commercial run of a production which transferred from Skokie's Northlight Theatre.
Nussbaum knows a little about Buffalo, having originated the role of Teach in the play's original Chicago staging. The American Theatre mounting features John Sterchi in that role, with Andrew Micheli and John Morhlein rounding out the cast.
Next up at the American Theatre is a production of the Greek classic Medea, in a new adaptation by Nicholas Rudall. Brian Russell will direct, and ensemble member Carman Roman will play the murderous title role.
Tickets are $15-$24.50. The American Theatre Company is located at 1909 West Byron in Chicago. For information, call (773) 929-1031 or try the web site at www.atcweb.org. --By Robert Simonson