A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
23 August – 7 September
Set amidst the turbulent 1950s world of Brooklyn’s docklands, this gritty drama leads us into the life of Eddie Carbone, a Sicillian immigrant who works as a longshoreman in the docks from Brooklyn Bridge to the breakwater, where the open sea begins. Eddie is married to Beatrice, a plain, middle-aged woman whom he no longer loves. The household is completed by Catherine, their orphaned teenage niece, whom they have raised as their own.
When the play starts, we find them awaiting the arrival of two other Sicilian relatives who, with Eddie’s support, hope to acquire work permits and build a life in America.
Everything seems exciting and joyous at the start but as the relationships become more turbulent and confronting, we see a family group torn apart and consumed by jealousy and emotions that run as high as the storm tides.
Arthur Miller’s brilliant play of love and obsession leaves you so tense that you might forget to breathe!
Winner of many awards worldwide.
Directed by Janet Nelson and Howard Rawlinson