American Buffalo (and the Mamets)

I went to see American Buffalo by local theatre company, Magic Roundabout, on February 13 in The Loft and reviewed it for Irish Theatre Magazine. David Mamet’s work—particularly his edgy dialogue—never fails to entertain. Read my take on it here.

On a vaguely related matter, his daughter, Zosia Mamet, is one of the leads in Girls. Girls is HBO’s inspired comedy written by the outrageously talented, Lena Dunham. Like Mamet, she is something of a “profane poet” in her own way! Girls—which is in season two at present—is like the opposite of Sex and the City. It still focuses on four women living in New York, albeit in their early twenties, but deals with everything that is not glamorous about the situation.

It reminds me a lot of The Inbetweeners but better and instead of teenage boys, it’s all about women. There are some horrifically cringe-worthy scenes (some graphic; you have been warned!) and brilliant lines. Dunham’s willingness to embarass herself is truly admirable. It’s worth checking out.