The Price | TimeLine Theatre Company | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 22 2015
Price: $38-$51
In Arthur Miller's 1968 drama, estranged brothers Victor and Walter meet with a furniture dealer interested in buying their late father's belongings. Before long, the transaction has turned into a bitter excavation of the family’s history and the steep price it has exacted from both men. Louis Contey's careful staging unfolds on a set (designed by Brian Sidney Bembridge) featuring old furniture stacked precariously to the rafters—an apt visual metaphor for the weight and wobbliness of the past. As the brothers, Bret Tuomi and Roderick Peeples sometimes seem too worn down to put up a proper fight. But Kymberly Mellen conveys a heartbreaking desperation as Victor’s ambitious wife, and the remarkable 91-year-old Mike Nussbaum supplies an impish, untrustworthy charm as the dealer. —Zac Thompson

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