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Bargaining over the true value of a life in Arthur Miller’s “The Price”

Bargaining over the true value of a life in Arthur Miller’s “The Price”

August 28, 2015 / People, Stage, Stage Reviews

First things first. It is time to declare actor Mike Nussbaum the Eight Wonder of the World. Watch the 91-year-old actor as he moves through TimeLine Theatre’s gripping revival of “The Price,” Arthur Miller’s play about family, money, ambition, sacrifice, self-deception and the blackly comic joke that is life itself, and you are treated to something altogether rare and remarkable.

Fervent new musical ‘October Sky’ rockets straight to the heart

Fervent new musical ‘October Sky’ rockets straight to the heart

August 27, 2015 / Music, Stage, Stage Reviews

“October Sky,” the world premiere musical that rocketed straight into the hearts of Wednesday’s opening night audience at the Marriott Theatre, tells a story that is familiar in many ways. Like Elton John’s “Billy Elliot” and Sting’s “The Last Ship,” it has a particularly powerful link to the tensions between fathers and sons in blue collar families – men and boys who crave each other’s love and approval, even as one sees his life’s work turn to rust, and the other is forced to break free if he is to have any life at all.