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The Price

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Brandon J. Dirden

The Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater

Siblings duel in one of Arthur Miller’s (Death of A Salesman, The Crucible) most personal plays. Estranged brothers Vince and Walter must clear out the remnants of their gilded upbringing before their childhood home is torn down. As they negotiate the value of their past, they must reckon with the true cost of a more hopeful future. Brandon J. Dirden (August Wilson’s Radio Golf, Wine in the Wilderness) directs this towering story of how we measure the burden of memory.

THE PRICE” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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MEET THE ARTISTS

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. 2015 marked the centenary of his birth. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of A Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing For Time (1980). Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002) and Finishing the Picture (2004).

His other works include Situation Normal…, a work of nonfiction (1994); Focus, a novel (1945); The Misfits, a screenplay (1961); and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977) and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, the photographer Inge Morath. His memoirs include Salesman in Beijing (1984) and Timebends: A Life (1987). His short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967); the novella Homely Girl, A Life (1992) and Presence: Stories (2007). His essay collections include The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (1978) and Echoes Down The Corridor: Collected Essays 1944-2000, as well as the individually published On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001).

Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.

Brandon J. Dirden

BRANDON J. DIRDEN (CAESAR WILKS) recently appeared on Broadway starring in the Tony Award winning production of Take Me Out and Skeleton Crew for which he received a Drama Desk nominationHe also appeared on Broadway as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Tony Award-winning production of All the Way, with Bryan Cranston, as ‘Booster’; the Tony Award winning revival of August Wilson’s Jitney; Clybourne Park; Enron; and Prelude to a Kiss. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in The Piano Lesson, for which he won Obie, Theatre World and AUDELCO awards; The First Breeze of Summer and Day of Absence at Signature Theatre; Detroit ’67 at the Public Theater and Classical Theatre of Harlem; Peter and the Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop; and as ‘Brutus’ in TFANA’s production of Julius Caesar. On screen he has appeared in “The Good Wife”, “For Life”, “Evil”, “The Big C”, “Public Morals”, “Manifest”, “The Get Down”, “The Accidental Wolf”, “Blue Bloods, “The Quad”, the FX miniseries “Mrs. America” and four seasons of FX’s “The Americans” as Agent Dennis Aderholt. He has directed numerous plays by Dominique Morisseau and August Wilson and recently Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress for Two River Theater. Brandon is an Associate Arts Professor on the faculty of Tisch Grad Acting at NYU; a frequent volunteer at the 52nd Street Project; and a proud member of both Actor’s Equity Association and Fair Wage On Stage.    

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