Arthur Miller's Rarely Produced Masterpiece The Price
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The last date listed for Arthur Miller's The Price was Friday February 23, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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“Honest-to-God, straight-from-the-gut Chicago acting.” _—Chicago Tribune _
“A rousing revival.” _—Chicago Sun-Times _
“A masterful production worth seeing…Shattered Globe Theatre is on a roll that shows no sign of slowing.” _—Daily Herald _
“This is pure Arthur Miller at his best: powerful and deeply moving.”_ -Pioneer Press _
“Complex, multi-dimensional and true to the shattering core… [with] a quartet of actors capable of mining fathoms-deep nuance from tiny flickers of tone, grand outbursts of passion and the whole spectrum in between.” _-Windy City Times _
“Fine ensemble acting.”_ —Flavorpill.com_
Fresh from its sold-out smash revival of Come Back, Little Sheba, Shattered Globe Theatre continues its 16th season with Arthur Miller’s 1968 drama The Price. In the attic of a Manhattan brownstone, two long-estranged brothers meet to dispose of their deceased parents’ property. Victor is a policeman who sacrificed his education, and probably a career as a scientist, to care for their ruined, invalid father; Walter is an eminent surgeon who turned his back on the demands of family to concentrate on medicine and personal success. As the brothers negotiate the sale of the family’s heirlooms with an eccentric antiques dealer, buried resentments and latent anger come to the surface, until ultimately they must each accept the price that they have had to pay for their very different lives. This production is directed by Todd Schmidt, Executive Producer of Door County, Wisconsin’s Peninsula Players. The Price continues Shattered Globe Theatre’s legacy as one of Chicago’s premier producers of Arthur Miller’s work, a legacy that has included All My Sons—winner of five 1998 Jeff Citations including Best Production—and A View From the Bridge, recipient of three 1994 Jeff Citations including Best Production. Run time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.
About the Ticket Supplier: Shattered Globe Theatre
Dedicated to the philosophy of ensemble, it is the mission of Shattered Globe Theatre to dissect, challenge, and revel in the American experiment; inspire social discourse by raising questions rather than espousing philosophy; stimulate artistic growth for and broaden the perspectives of both artist and audience; and push the boundaries of excellence in ensemble theatre. To this end, Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences fresh renditions of classic works and premiereproductions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.
Founded in 1991, Shattered Globe Theatre was born when a small group of Chicago theatre artists joined forces to stage a single production—Adam Langer’s Backstage Pass. Inspired by the positive reception of the show and the powerful dynamic experienced in their collaboration, the actors formed Shattered Globe and took up residence in a tiny storefront at 2856 N. Halsted Street. Since that time, Shattered Globe has produced nearly 50 plays, garnering 35 Joseph Jefferson wins and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike for such productions as Judgment at Nuremberg, Coyote on a Fence, High Life, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The House of Blue Leaves and Dealer’s Choice. SGT presents an eclectic mix of shows that speak to our times and inspire social discourse, including world premieres by some of Chicago’s most promising playwrights, Chicago premieres of works by national and international writers, and new takes on some of America’s best-loved classics. The company remained in its original storefront until 1999 and is now a resident company of The Greenhouse Theater Center.