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American Buffalo

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Mamet men are born, not made, and they don’t come any better than William H. Macy and Philip Baker Hall. The Magnolia/Boogie Nights costars face off brilliantly in the Atlantic Theater Company’s revival of David Mamet’s edgy, electric 1975 drama. As a couple of junk-shop hoods orchestrating a half-cocked coin heist, Macy is histrionic, Hall is deadpan, and together they’re explosive. Also noteworthy: Mark Webber as their dim-witted protégé, a role Macy originated in Chicago 25 years ago. A