The Price

By Arthur Miller

Directed By Adriana Baer

March 31, 2015 – April 26, 2015

Alder Stage

In this seldom-seen masterpiece, two estranged brothers must sift through a lifetime of their deceased father’s possessions as they negotiate with a mysterious buyer. Miller’s timeless classic unearths lifetimes of choices and emotional illusions to reveal the cost of living a life. This production of Arthur Miller’s last major play will commemorate his weighty influence in American theatre as 2015 marks the centennial of the playwright’s birth.
  • Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Sharath Patel
  • Rare Revival

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours & 20 minutes plus one intermission.
RECOMMENDATIONS: For adults and older teens.

Cast and Production Team

Cast

Linda Alper +^

Esther Franz

Michael Mendelson +*^

Walter Franz

Michael Elich +

Victor Franz

Joseph Costa +

Gregory Solomon

Creative

Adriana Baer *

Director

Production

Scenic Designer: Jack O'Brien

Costume Designer: Alison Heryer #

Lighting Designer: Carl Faber #

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel ^

Props Designer: Natalie Rae Heikkinen

Voice & Text Director: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Stage Manager: D Westerholm +

Assistant Director: Jillian Gibson

Production Assistant: Marina Capizzi

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media

Video

Photos

Press

The Reviews...

" The Price is like listening to a classic piece of chamber music you haven’t heard in a long time..." Arthur Miller’s powerful language, American realist theatre, the play’s poignant message, not to mention the cast’s insurmountable talent and experience are all explored in Bob Hicks review for ArtsWatch. Dive into that review here.

"if you want to experience important American drama, done pitch-perfectly, you owe it to yourself to see ‘The Price.’ Attention must be paid." - John Rudoff, Oregon Music News

"Put four fine actors on stage with the words of one of America's greatest playwrights, and something splendid is bound to happen. And that's exactly what is taking place in Artists Repertory Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's THE PRICE." - Krista Garver, Broadwayworld.com. Read the full review here.

"Social realism, absurdist tragi-comedy, and Greek tragedy are all rolled into one -- a complex, evocative combination that director Adriana Baer skillfully negotiates," wrote Richard Wattenberg for The Oregonian. Read the full review here.  

"It is classic Miller expertly performed by a tight, virtuosic ensemble...The ensemble fuels one another throughout this barreling freight train, and Adriana Baer’s direction disappears effortlessly, allowing these powerhouse actors and Miller’s well-crafted text to have center stage." - Conor Eifler, Willamette Week.

"The play is intensely intimate, intensely personal. It's about my family and your family... emotions laid bare on stage." - Krista Garver, Broadwayworld.com. Read the full review here.

- “The acting was fabulous, the staging was terrific, and everything was very tight. I will definitely see it again." - Audience member

- "That’s as perfect as theatre gets!”  - Audience member

“I was so moved by this play, what a fantastic production” - Audience member

"A challenging, gripping and moving drama." - Variety

" ... one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written. It is superbly, even flamboyantly theatrical ..." - The New York Times

" ... his finest drama since The Crucible ..." - New York Newsday

Resources

PLAYBILL:

Click here to check out the production's playbill.

STUDY GUIDE:

A great resource for all but beware of SPOILERS!! Download it here.

INTERVIEW:

KGW –TV stopped by the theatre to talk with the production’s director Adriana Baer! Click here to watch that interview and hear Baer speak to the quality of the cast and give Cassidy Quinn a tour of the set.