Spotlight on: "The Price"

Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito star in a new production of the play by Arthur Miller.

ABOUT THE SHOW

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.

TRIVIA

  • This the second time Roundabout Theatre Company has produced The Price on Broadway. The pervious time was in 1992.
  • The character of Victor Franz, a police sergeant eligible for retirement, is said to be based on a childhood friend of the playwright who had the highest IQ on the NYC police force, and became a photographer after his retirement.

HISTORY

The play first opened on Broadway in 1968 and was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play. It has previously been revived three times on Broadway.

SCRIPT

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