Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre’s production American Buffalo, the 1970s-era play about a trio of Chicago hoods by David Mamet, continues its run this weekend, Thursday through Sunday, in the Firemen’s Kitchen.

The original 1975 off-Broadway production of American Buffalo won an Obie Award as best new play; the work was named best American play by the New York Drama Critics Circle when it hit Broadway in 1977. The play was adapted into a 1996 movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz and Sean Nelson. This production is rated R for adult language.

Eric Seale, a candidate to be HCT’s new Artistic Director, will be at this Sunday’s performance, Jan 19, to talk with the audience after the play. This will be followed by a “meet and greet” reception. Both of these events are open to the public.

Performances are Thursdays (Jan 16 & 23) at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays (Jan 17, 18, 24 & 25) at 8:00, and Sundays (Jan 19 & 26) at 2:30pm.

Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for. Thursday night tickets are $14 for all adults and $10 for students. Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. American Buffalo is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Dr. George Clay, III, DDS. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive, the City of Hickory and Sunbelt Xpress are the sponsors the 2019-2020 Season.

PHOTO: Mark Alton Rose is Donny and Joshua Propst is Teach in American Buffalo at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances run January 16-26 in the Firemen’s Kitchen. For show times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. This production is rated R. Photo by Ken Burns.