David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” comes to Tehran’s Molavi Hall 

August 18, 2017

TEHRAN – Maryam Mirabedi is directing U.S. dramatist David Mamet’s 1975 play “American Buffalo” at Tehran’s Molavi Hall.

Mirabedi has chosen the drama to stage due to close similarities between what happens in Iranian society and the story line of the play, he said in a press release published on Friday. 

“The characters’ inertia and those people who live with over-ambitious plans in society made me to choose the play to stage,” Mirabedi explained.

She spent a year rehearsing the play with a cast mostly composed of university students. 

The play, which has been translated into Persian by Araz Barseqian, will be on stage until September 8. 

“American Buffalo” is about a junk shop owner named Don who plans to steal back a buffalo nickel that he sold to a customer for ninety dollars after he suspects it is worth considerably more.

Photo: A poster for “American Buffalo”, which is currently on stage at Tehran’s Molavi Hall

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