- $30 for one ticket to ACT presents Bethany or The Price (up to $71 value)
- Where: ACT-A Contemporary Theatre – The Allen
- Seating: best-available prime or standard
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Bethany: Wednesday–Sunday, April 25–May 4
- The Price: Wednesday–Sunday, May 30–June 22
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect senior and student discounts.
Single-mom Crystal is nothing if not sensible. She knows that the world can be hard, and that nobody gets anything for free. She knows the importance of keeping up appearances. But after losing her job to the recession, losing her home to repossession, and losing her daughter to social services, the young car saleswoman finds it harder than ever to keep that winning smile on her face. All she wants to do is show the state she has a stable enough environment for her daughter, Bethany, to return to—but at what costs?
Brothers Victor and Walter Franz regret the lives their choices have bought them in The Price, a rarely staged short work by master playwright Arthur Miller. When their father dies, the two men are brought back together despite not having seen each other for 16 years. Victor—the bright son—awaits the arrival of Walter—the ambitious son—for help cleaning out their father’s apartment so it can be sold. Tension rises as the men unravel their life choices and reasons for staying apart.
Since 1965, ACT’s goal has remained unchanged: bring the community together by producing modern works from up-and-coming and established playwrights with a local cast. There’s always something on the schedule for every kind of theater lover. Whether it’s drama like Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra, comedy such as Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch, musicals including Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors, or classics like Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, ACT has the perfect balance of deep laughs and emotional clout to pull them all off.