Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, directed by Joe Hanrahan,

 

 

With Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, directed by Joe Hanrahan, CCT offers its audiences a powerful, modern theatre document and a riveting examination of both a troubled modern man and a challenged, singular playwright. On the surface, View is a simple play, with plainspoken characters and a grinding, inescapable plot. As such, it is a modern classic, but underneath the surface of the story, an echo of ancient, classical tragedy emerges.

Its central character is Eddie Carbone, an Italian-American longshoreman on the docks of mid-1950s Brooklyn. He is a hard worker, a good provider, a faithful husband, and an admired neighborhood leader. Set in his daily ways as he is, he is inexperienced with and resistant to change. However, resulting from the arrival of his wife’s cousins, illegal immigrants from Sicily, Eddie has to learn to face change. Change that necessitates learning to, sometimes, set free the things he loves. And here, tragically, Eddie loves his teenage niece, with a love that goes far beyond society’s norms and taboos, a doomed love that Eddie cannot admit, even to himself. This is the stuff of dramatic tragedy, and the raw material of the genesis of Miller’s play.

Simple in its outline, the play is at the same time a complex and fascinating psychological drama, and a keen revelation from a master dramatist.

Join us for Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge!

In a scene from A View From the Bridge, Beatrice (far left; played by Erin Struckhoff) grows increasingly concerned about the unusually close bond between her husband, Eddie (Isaiah Di Lorenzo), and niece, Catherine (Emily Leidenfrost). Photo by: Nathan Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performances:

Thursday, February 23, 8:00 pm
Friday, February 24, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 2, 8:00 pm
Friday, March 3, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 4, 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 5, 8:00 pm

Clayton Community Theatre performs in the South Campus of Washington University in St. Louis (the former C.B.C. High School), located at 6501 Clayton Road, 63117. There is a large lot for free parking west of the entrance.

Tickets:

 $20 General Admission
$15 Seniors (65+ and) Students (w/ ID)

To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://viewfromthebridgecct.brownpapertickets.com/;
e-mail tickets@placeseveryone.org, or call 314-721-9228 to reserve by voicemail.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door beginning 60 minutes prior to each performance.

 

 

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