Many people love the actor Mark Ruffalo. Recently, he was nominated for an Academy Award in the movie Spotlight. He appears as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers, and Ruffalo made himself seen on the campaign trail for Bernie Sanders throughout 2016. However, the latest place you will find Mark Ruffalo is on a Broadway stage. Ruffalo stars as Victor in Arthur Miller’s The Price.
The Price is Arthur Miller’s least performed play. First performed in 1968, the play went on to receive two Tony nominations. Since then, the play has been performed only three other times. However, Mark Ruffalo helped bring it back for a fourth revival. Playing in American Airlines Theater from February 16, 2017 to May 7, 2017, The Price is directed by Terry Kinney. In addition to Mark Ruffalo, The Price also stars Jessica Hecht and Tony Shalhoub. Danny DeVito finishes up the cast, and his performance marks DeVito’s Broadway debut.
The Price takes place in 1960s New York City. Ruffalo plays Victor, a police officer near retirement. Unfortunately, Victor’s final years on the police force aren’t going well. Refusing to ignore the corruption of his fellow police officers, Victor is assigned an unfulfilling assignment near the airport. Here, he learns he needs to return to his childhood home to liquidate the furnishings. He is joined by his wife, his estranged brother, and a furniture salesman. The Price examines Victor’s past, and he wonders if he made the right choices to get where he is today.
Ruffalo is pleased to be back in theater. He performed on stage exclusively during his early career, but The Price is a return to the form after 15 years of movies. Check it out!