What are the thousand accidental bargains that add up to a human life? International City Theatre revives Arthur Miller’s riveting tour de force.
What price would you pay for respect and love? John Henry Davis directs Arthur Miller’s riveting tour de force, The Price, for International City Theatre, opening May 10 at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for May 8 and May 9.
In this powerful and provocative play about the true cost of living, two estranged brothers must try to make peace with their past when they meet to dispose of their late father's belongings. First produced on Broadway in 1968, The New York Times called The Price “one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written.”
When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife his estranged brother and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.
“Miller’s masterpiece still resonates, and we felt it was time to revive it in for a larger audience,” says ICT artistic director caryn desai. “It’s a timeless, universal subject that will always remain relevant: What’s really important in life? We all get to that place when we’re forced to reevaluate feelings we’ve held in since childhood, to reexamine the ways we related to our families when we were younger.”
Miller noted in his autobiography, Timebends, that we are often “doomed to perpetuate our illusions because truth is too costly to face.”
The Price runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., May 10 through May 26. Two preview performances take place on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9, both at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $49 on Saturdays and Sundays, except for May 10 (opening night) for which tickets are $55 and include a post show reception with the actors. Low-priced tickets to previews are $35.
International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 330 East Seaside Way in Long Beach, CA 90802. For reservations and information, call 562-436-4610 or go to InternationalCityTheatre.org.
Presenter / Producer: International City Theatre
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 562-436-4610
International City Theatre
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach CA 90802
Long Beach & South Bay
Performance Dates: 5/8/2019 - 5/26/2019
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 8:00 pm Sun. 2:00 pm
Previews $35 Thurs., Fri. $47 Sat., Sun. $49 Opening $55
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