Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PRICE at Arena Stage

by BBW News Desk (9.5.2017)

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Arthur Miller’s The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. The Price runs October 6-November 12, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. BroadwayWorld has photos from today’s meet & greet below!

Three-time Emmy Award winner Hal Linden, known for his portrayal of the title character in the hit television series Barney Miller and his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s The Rothschilds, stars as Gregory Solomon under the direction of Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko. A high-stakes drama about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future, The Price is considered one of Miller’s most personal plays.

Joining Hal Linden in the four-person cast are D.C.-area actors Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Folger Theatre’s Timon of Athens) and Rafael Untalan (Theater J’s Yellow Face) as brothers Victor Franz and Walter Franz, respectively, with Pearl Sun (Broadway’s If/Then, Next to Normal national tour) as Victor’s wife, Esther Franz. Ricardo Frederick Evans (Round House’s Two Trains Running) will assume the role of Victor Franz beginning November 7.

Seema Sueko (Director) joined the Arena Stage staff in July 2016 as deputy artistic director and made her Arena Stage directorial debut with Smart People. She previously served as associate artistic director at The Pasadena Playhouse and executive artistic director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. Her directing and acting credits include The Pasadena Playhouse, People’s Light, The Old Globe, San Diego Repertory, Yale Repertory, 5th Avenue Theatre and Native Voices, among others. As a playwright, she received commissions from Mixed Blood Theatre and Center Stage. Her work has been recognized by the California State Assembly, NAACP San Diego, Chicago Jeff Awards, American Theatre Wing and American Theatre magazine. Seema developed the Consensus Organizing for Theater methodology, has done research on the neuroscience of acting and serves on the Diversity Committee of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Tickets may be purchased online at arenastage.org by phone at 202-488-3300 or at the Sales Office at 1101 Sixth St., SW, D.C.

Photos courtesy Arena Stage

Full Company Announced in Arthur Miller’s The Price

The Price by Arthur Miller at Arena Stage
The Price by Arthur Miller at Arena Stage, starring Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, Hal Linden, Pearl Sun, Rafael Untalan. Directed by Seema Sueko.

FULL COMPANY ANNOUNCED FOR ARTHUR MILLER’S THE PRICE

(Washington DC) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller’s The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand.

Three-time Emmy Award winner Hal Linden, known for his portrayal of the title character in the hit television series Barney Miller and his Tony Award-winning performance in Broadway’s The Rothschilds, stars as Gregory Solomon under the direction of Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko.

A high-stakes drama about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future, The Price is considered one of Miller’s most personal plays. The Price runs October 6-November 12, 2017 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.

Joining Hal Linden in the four-person cast are D.C.-area actors Maboud Ebrahimzadeh (Folger Theatre’s Timon of Athens) and Rafael Untalan (Theater J’s Yellow Face) as brothers Victor Franz and Walter Franz, respectively, with Pearl Sun (Broadway’s If/Then, Next to Normal national tour) as Victor’s wife, Esther Franz. Ricardo Frederick Evans (Round House’s Two Trains Running) will assume the role of Victor Franz beginning November 7.

“I look forward to experiencing Seema Sueko’s interpretation of this great play by Arthur Miller,” says Molly Smith. “Miller wrote superb plays about American family life. Even though this play was written decades ago, it continues to snap with contemporary relevance. It’s a pleasure to welcome Hal Linden to Arena, and I know this production will light up the Kogod.”

Full press-release via BroadwayWorld.com News Desk.

Production details can be found at Arena Stage.

TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre

*DCTheatreScene, “As for Ebrahimzadeh, he has, for as long as I’ve watched him (nearly ten years, now), been a subject-matter expert in presenting characters whose pleasant facades mask a violent impulse. He outdoes himself as Alcibaides, though…. That Ebrahimzadeh can do this with little help from the text shows what a fine economical actor he is, and how suited to this role.”

*DCMetroTheaterArts, ” Alcibiades (a solid, stoic, friend-to-the-end Maboud Ebrahimzadeh) defeats Athens but promises to protect the city and its citizens.”

*BroadwayWorld, “The support cast is often just as inspired,… Maboud Ebrahimzadeh‘s thoughtful soldier Alcibiades among the standouts.”

*DCist, “Ebrahimzadeh and Robinson are wonderful, warm, and genuine in their roles, providing the sole rays of hope for those who wish to believe in mankind’s goodness.

*TheatreBloom, “The only one among them who sets themselves apart is the noble, albeit misguided, Alcibiades… Ebrahimzadeh takes the character on a transformative journey, which opens up his inner rogue spirits for all to see by the second act.”

*TheaterMania, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is stalwart as Alcibiades, the military man who is Timon’s friend.”

Next stop, Hartford Stage!

The cast of Murder on the Orient Express at McCarter Theatre

ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS:

With only one week of performances left at the McCarter Theatre, we can now officially announce that Ken Ludwig’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express will be leaving the McCarter Theatre Center and pulling into Hartford Stage as part of their 2017-2018 season!

Eight Suspects, One Thrilling Ride

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport—adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, two-time Tony-nominated playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!

Follow the link for more details!

https://www.hartfordstage.org/2017-2018-season/

DISGRACED at Milwaukee Rep

*BroadwayWorld, “a polished, emotionally reactive actor Maboud Ebrahimzadeh…”

*Journal Sentinel (USA Today), “… embodied by a compelling Maboud Ebrahimzadeh.”

*Shepard Express, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh excels as Amir, delicately revealing increasing momentary flashes of insecurity amid his growing identity crisis while trying to remain confident.”

*MilwaukeeMag.com, “… the focus is always on Amir, portrayed with blistering intensity by Ebrahimzadeh.”

*UrbanMilwaukee.com, “Maboud Ebrahimzadeh is astonishingly active and disturbing as Amir… The actor in both stillness and manic activity reveals the troubling tics and wrenching fury of his behavior.”