Monday, August 31, 2015
Review of The Price at TimeLine Theatre Company
There was a plot in this, but there was no part of it that really changed too drastically. So sometimes you felt like you were seeing something pretty similar to what you had just seen because the changes were so small. But there were some bigger changes like Victor's relationship with Esther. This is the kind of story where a lot of decisions have to get made and most of the time people are arguing about those decisions. And in real life you have to stay on the topic to make your point. And that is what is happening here as well. The characters are staying on the same topic for a decent amount of time to make their point. There isn't a lot of physical action in this play, but there is a lot of verbal action and that makes it suspenseful.
It is called The Price because there is a price of all the furniture that has to be decided. It is also about the price of family and helping your family. It is about that price too. Sometimes something is worth more than the price is or is worth less than the price is. All of the characters are asking questions about the price and the worth of everything they have done and the furniture as well. They are also complaining about how expensive the movies are, like $2.30, which now we are like "I wish movies were like that now--we could see a movie an hour" because this entire time Victor and Esther are trying to go see a movie. It shows you that Victor is still not making a lot of money. What they think the price of the furniture should be varies over time because the people who are richer or want a lot of money think it is worth more. I think the brother was kind of right on this point even though he usually isn't. The furniture is not only worth money. The things that are there are from their childhood and some of the things there are priceless, but only to them. But they sell it anyway. Victor does keep something that means something to him, but Walter doesn't which shows you that he cares less.
People who would like this show are people who like verbal action, dramatic families, and Hershey's bars. I think that people should definitely go see this show because it was a very engaging play and I very much enjoyed it, especially when I had a chance to think more about it after.
Photos: Lara Goetsch
Posted by Ada & Mom at 11:54 AM