Priceless Moments with Robert Prosky, Andrew and John Prosky and Leisa Mather
By Joel Markowitz
These interviews take us inside the hearts and minds of each of the play’s characters to examine the intricacies of Arthur Miller’s The Price: Robert Prosky as the furniture dealer Solomon, Andrew and John Prosky as the brothers Victor and Walter and Lisa Mather as Victor’s long-suffering wife. And the actors look back on their careers.
Robert Prosky has been exploring the character of Solomon for 15 years. Listen as he explains the humor and pathos of the old man. This production is a rare Prosky family affair. What is this father’s experience performing with his sons? Mr. Prosky tells us his reaction when he son said he wanted to be an actor. And he gives advice to actors – whether they be young or in mid-career.
Sibling rivalry plays a big part in The Price and brothers Andrew and John didn’t have to dig deep for material. Interviewed separately because Andrew’s plane was late, it’s fun to hear the similarities and differences as they talk about the father, their careers and their children. One thing they have in common is that they owe their first love of theatre to being backstage at Arena Stage.
Bubbly Leisa Mather is nothing like the long-suffering wife she plays. Re-connecting from the last time Joel saw her in Forbidden Broadway – Special Victims Unit Leisa offers up some of the stars she parodied in the long-running biting show.
Our Podcasts: Robert Prosky: click here
John and Andrew Prosky: click here
Leisa Mather: click here
Click here to read our review of The Price.
The Price continues at Theater J thru April 18th.