Arthur Miller Classic Opening at Triad Stage and on Broadway
(Greensboro, NC) — For the first time, Triad Stage presents the work of the colossal Arthur Miller in a 50th anniversary production of The Price. In the play two brothers who never speak, a woman eager to live the life she never had and a retired used furniture dealer looking to get back into the game meet in an antique-filled New York brownstone set to be demolished. The past and present collide as secrets and rivalries shake the foundations of the brothers’ former home. As the four dig through the remnants of their pasts, they discover the cost of the choices they made. The Wall Street Journal calls the show“the best thing (Arthur) Miller ever wrote.”
Triad Stage’s production ends just as the Broadway revival of the same show begins at Roundabout Theater Company, starring John Turturro, Tony Shaloub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito.
The Price runs January 29 – February 19, 2017 at The Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro. Opening Night is Friday, February 3.
"The Price is an American masterpiece by one of the most influential writers in the American theater. I'm thrilled to be directing my first Arthur Miller play,” says Triad Stage Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane. "The Price uses the surprising funny and deeply moving interactions of an estranged family and a used furniture dealer to ask questions about the price of the choices we have made. These questions are rooted in the room with its piles of furniture but explode outside of it to become questions for all of us today."
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
The creative team includes: director Preston Lane, scenic designer Fred Kinney, costume designer Olivia Trees, lighting designer Masha Tsimring, and sound designer Jane Shaw. Jim Wren is the fight choreographer, Chris Morris is the dialect coach and Emily J. Mails is the stage manager.
The cast, all making their Triad Stage debuts, includes Dina Ann Comolli, Christopher Gerson, Jim Shankman and Robert Zukerman.
“One of Miller's most compelling and humorous plays, The Price is a searing piece of theater. With four extraordinary roles, this play with action spurred by devastation of the Great Depression played out in the turbulence of the 1968 seems amazingly relevant in the uncertainty of our own troubled times,” says Lane.
More information on the production can be found online at www.triadstage.org.
PERFORMANCE AND SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
All performances are at the Pyrle Theater, located at 232 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401. Show times for The Price are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. Sunday evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. The last show is a matinee performance on Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. There will not be an evening performance. There are no matinee performances during previews.
Opening Night is Friday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can performances are Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8. Wine Tasting Friday is Friday, February 10, prior to the evening’s 8:00 p.m. performance.
Technically Talking, a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team is Tuesday, January 31, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. preview performance.
The InSight Series with a noted expert discussing the world of the play will be held on Sunday, February 5, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance.
PostScript, a lively, open discussion with the cast, will be held on Thursday, February 9, immediately following the 7:30 p.m. performance.
ABOUT TRIAD STAGE
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in Greensboro’s downtown historic district. All Triad Stage productions are created in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
Season passes and single tickets are currently on sale for the 16th Season. For more information about the 16th Season, please visit www.triadstage.org/. The next production will be Having Our Say (February 22 – March 5, 2017) at The Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (nine years running), Go Triad/News & Record and The Rhinoceros Times; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.
To purchase tickets or for performance information on The Price, call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or visit www.triadstage.org.