Two brothers, torn apart by family history will air their dirty laundrey on the stage as the Bergen County Players presents Arthur Millers "The Price" beginning on January 12.
Miller's tale explores how the choices of one’s youth determine the outcome of one’s life, particularly in the case of brothers Walter, a prosperous physician (J. Edmund Fond), and Vincent (played by Andrew Lionetti), a veteran cop struggling to make ends. The pair, who have not spoken in 16 years, come together after their father's death to sell his belongings and divide the estate.
However, all is not as it seems as family secrets—and their father’s duplicity—are revealed, thrusting the brothers into conflict, and bringing into sharp contrast the stark choices between familial duty and personal ambition.
Directed by Peter Colletto, the four-actor show features Lionetti of Westwood who was last seen in Curtains; Fond of Secaucus in his BCP debut; Sharon Posada of Emerson as Esther Franz (Victor's wife) and Westwood's Ed Gross as Gregory Solomon (wily Russian-Jewish antique dealer).
Posada, BCP's resident make-up artist for performances of The Music Man, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and Fuddy Meers, last appeared on the Oradell stage as Dr. Eve Bolinger in Sordid Lives. This is Gross' first BCP performance.
The Price will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from January 12 through February 2; performances are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at bcplayers.org, calling 201-261-4200, or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. Prices are $20 for all Friday and Saturday performances, $16 for all Sunday performances.
As it has for the past few seasons, BCP will continue to offer a "Questions & Artists" (Q&A) discussion following the first Friday night performance on January 18th.