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The Price at Circa

The Price at Circa

"One of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written … he holds the interest with the skill of a born story-teller …. superbly theatrical"
– New York Times

The Price, one of master playwright Arthur Miller’s most successful plays, is a funny and deeply moving story of two brothers in conflict over their father.

In 1968, in an attic room crowded with the furniture of their youth, Victor, a policeman, and Walter a surgeon, meet again after sixteen years. The building where they used to live is to be torn down, and the furniture must be sold. The question of how to divide the proceeds cuts open the long-buried lives of both men, as well as that of Victor’s wife, Esther, and reveals the choices each has made, and the consequences they now have to face.

Between them is an unlikely arbiter – a ninety-year old Russian Jewish junk merchant, a surrogate father sitting in the paternal chair, commenting, sympathising, reprimanding and advising, before counting out the money – the price paid for the decisions of a lifetime.

Arthur Miller is best known for his large-scale award-winning plays Death of a Salesman (Circa 2006), The Crucible and All My Sons (Circa 2012), but The Price is Miller at his most intimate.

"Scintillating, powerful and moving … with lots of comedy … drama in a league of its own " – Telegraph

“Susan Wilson has triumphed yet again with a compelling production of an Arthur Miller play.The denouement is as exciting as any melodrama when the truth is finally revealed … impeccable performances … riveting.” – DominionPost


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