Inspired by true events, "The Buffalo Play" poses the question, "What kind of an idiot puts a baby bison in the back of their car?” More…
In a small town jail cell just outside Yellowstone National Park, an east coast social justice worker awaits her arraignment. Her crime? “Calfnapping.” When she finds herself with a dead baby bison, its mother, and a local rancher as her cell mates, she’s forced to reckon with her worldview. In "The Buffalo Play" wildness takes over, women and buffalos dish on sex, guts become armor, and media is an unavoidable storm.
"Sound (designed by Peter Musante), lighting (Mason Wagner), costumes (Sarah Kelly) and props (Ben Seratt) converge in perfect unison, thanks to the talents of this production team. Ultimately, the words are stronger than the actors, but director Wagner weaves them together into true and powerful moments." Full Review
"'The Buffalo Play' asked many compelling questions and had good performances all around. Aside from the occasional young-activist stereotype line it was a very well-written and engaging story with a strangely beautiful ending that I don’t want to give away here. You’ll definitely walk out of the theatre feeling a little more connected to the world around you." Full Review
"A fearless one-act...Although the majority of the play attempts to deconstruct important timely topics such as social justice, consent, abortion, fracking, air pollution, and maternal instinct, there are a few wry moments of lost-in-translation humor...Just when I thought that ‘The Buffalo Play’ had stalled in a didactic zone of moral storytelling, it veered off into a surprising direction that added a new layer to the narrative...I entered the theater a skeptic and exited it a fan.” Full Review
See it if A woman attempts to save a baby bison, disrupting the cycle of nature. The mother bison confronts the interloper, and an examination of
Don't see it if the relationship between humanity and the natural world ensues. There are some excellent moments (and an adorable baby bison), but the
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