The Price is a slow-burn, a meticulous unwrapping of truth and consequences that erupts when past and present collide. The result is a magnificent look into family—the drama, the dynamics, and the dysfunction—well-worth the wait through an almost leisurely first act.
A traditional drama with a straightforward set-up (one set/location/place, two Acts, four actors) written by the American giant, Arthur Miller, The Price shows it is still worth the Tony nominations it received in 1968.
A wealthy family —chauffeurs, fencing lessons, furs—before the Great Depression, the Franz’s lost everything in the Wall Street crash of 1929, forcing them into an attic apartment of a Brooklyn brownstone owned by a couple of uncles. At the heart of the family is Walter (Sean Haberle) and his younger brother, Victor (Charlie Kevin).