The Price

The Price

by Arthur Miller
Directed by Kathleen Moore
February 14-28, March 2, 2003


Victor Kranz .................. Joe Narsavage
Esther Kranz ................. Adelaide White
Walter Kranz ................. Bob Stacy
Gregory Solomon .......... Sy Berg


The set of this Broadway Tony Award-winning drama is a city loft filled with old furniture. Victor, a policeman, enters and looks around with a nostalgic air. His wife Esther enters and their conversation fills in the background for the story. They have come to the loft to meet with an antique dealer to dispose of Victor's father's furniture. Victor has an estranged brother, Walter, who is a well-to-do doctor, and the relationship between Esther and Victor is not particularly comfortable either. Threads of old hurts, resentments and disappointments begin to surface. Through passionate conversations (the first the two brothers have had in 16 years), deep-seated difficulties are revealed, offering examples of those things which keep people sad, distanced and angry. Gregory Solomon, the grizzled old antique dealer displays both wisdom and wit. His prelude to making an offer on the furniture is both a rationalization for his price (which he is agonizingly slow to name) and a discourse on many important truths of life. "The whole thing is a viewpoint. It's a mental world," Gregory tells Victor. Arthur Miller makes astute observations of human nature in this play.
Adelaide White Bob Stacey Joe Narsavage Sy Berg