Friday, October 21, 2016

review - THE PRICE - Theatre Artists Studio

Steven Mastroieni and Walt Pedano
photo by Mark Gluckman
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

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"...Arthur Miller's...1968 drama “The Price,”...falls short of masterpiece status, though it starts out with some promising American Gothic intrigue. Victor Franz (Walt Pedano), a good-guy cop who keeps his head down, is looking to sell a houseful of furniture inherited from his father. T...What really keeps this production humming, though — in the first half, anyway — is Alan Austin’s charmingly infuriating turn as an old Jewish appraiser who prefers friendly philosophizing to getting down to business ...Unfortunately, the speed-bump rhythm of the narrative is much less enjoyable after the arrival of Victor’s brother (Steven Mastroieni), a successful surgeon who chose career over family loyalty. From there the play devolves into an interminable series of wrenching revelations..Miller ignores the cardinal rule of writing, “Show, don’t say.” His characters..talk as if they’re recounting the fruits of decades of psychoanalysis, and that does not a compelling drama make...." - Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic (click here to read the complete review)

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