6/22/2012 - HCAC: "The Price" by Arthur Miller

Teaneck New Theatre (TNT)—in association­­ with The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center (HCAC)—is proud to present Arthur Miller’s The Price, a drama about family relationships. Peter Colletto of Leonia is the director. The Price, the second production of TNT’s 26th season, takes the stage from June 22-July 1 at The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays.

The New York Times called The Price “…one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written. It is superbly, even flamboyantly theatrical…”

To set the stage: Meeting after a 16-year estrangement are Victor Franz, a policeman ready to retire, and his older brother Walter, a successful surgeon. Victor had been a promising student who gave up his education to support their father when he lost his fortune (and his confidence) during the Depression. Walter went his own way and never looked back. They are meeting again because the building still storing their late father’s furniture is to be torn down. Also in the picture are Victor’s wife Esther, a woman at loose ends who envisions an easier life for herself and her husband, and Gregory Solomon, a feisty, philosophical furniture dealer still going strong at almost 90 years of age. As Esther and Victor contemplate their future, and Gregory vacillates on the value of the furnishings, the resurrected past invades the present. Submerged feelings surface as Victor and Walter attempt to come to terms with one another, and with the price each has paid for decisions made long ago.

Ron Siclari of Oradell is the conflicted Victor Franz. Secaucus resident J. Edmund Fond plays resolute Walter Franz. Jill Haas of Midland Park portrays the loyal but restless Esther Franz. Ed Gross of Westwood is the humorously resilient Gregory Solomon.

Michael Smith, an Oradell resident, is the set designer. Carol Campione of Teaneck serves as producer.

Tickets for The Price are $15; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for theatre parties of 10 or more. Opening night only: Two $15 tickets for the price of one. For reservations and information, call TNT at (201) 692-0200. Visit TNT’s web site at www.go-tnt.org for directions to the theatre and for credit card ticket purchases.