A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge
by Arthur Miller

The Grand Theatre | March 22 – April 7, 2018

Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate 1956 drama set on the Brooklyn waterfront tells a story of tragedy, love and betrayal in an Italian-American immigrant community. In the many revivals of this American classic, A View from the Bridge has taken home the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Olivier Award for best Revival of a Play. A longshoreman by trade, Eddie Carbone is confident of his place in the working-class neighborhood he calls home. That life changes when he agrees to harbor his immigrant cousins. A love affair exposes a dark family secret and suspicion, jealousy and betrayal soon follow in this passionate drama.

EDDIE | Jason Tatom
CATHERINE | McKenzie Foster
BEATRICE | Teresa Sanderson
MARCO | Aaron Adams
RODOLPHO | Rusty Bringhurst
ALFIERI | David Hanson
LOUIS | Torin Scoffield
MIKE | Aidan Croft
TONY | Robert Easton
MR LIPARI | Stephen Sherman
MRS LIPARI | Vicki Pugmire
SUBMARINE | Julio Dertinati
SUBMARINE | Maxwell Erickson

ASST DIRECTOR |  Maggie Regier
STAGE MANAGER | Angela Willis
ASM | Emma Thompson
SET | Halee Rasmussen
LIGHTS | Spencer Brown
SOUND | Adam Day
COSTUMES | Shannon McCullock
WIG & MAKE -UP | Lindsea Garside
PROPS | Maire Nelligan

In the past years, I have had the great gift at the Grand of working on a series of truly classic scripts from the American canon: the works of Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller. Even after all these years, I still find myself surprised when works written half a century ago become newly fresh, engaging in conversation with the world around us. 

A View from the Bridge premiered in 1955, and it has been shocking to see it gain new resonance in 2018. In its sixty-third year, a whole new play seems to present itself: a play in conversation with our current issues of illegal immigration, the #MeToo movement, and a growing awareness of how men behave with women and with each other.

Arthur Miller could not see into the future, but he saw the American condition with focus and clarity. He saw a nation with a complicated relationship to immigrants, both legal and illegal. He saw a nation that relied on an influx of goods and peoples from around the world, but which often held them at arm’s length. He saw that even the most upstanding of men could reveal themselves to be driven by sexual desires and misdeeds. He saw the ways we defined manhood with strength and violence, codifying an ideal of behavior that excluded any man who did not toe the line. He saw these issues buried in the soil of America, part of its history and unique character.

A View from the Bridge is a play of passion and power that seems as immediate and relevant as it did in its premiere more than a half century ago. Through the support of the Cultural Visions Fund and the dedicated and daring team at The Grand Theatre, we can look at the immigrant community of Red Hook anew and see how 1955 New York speaks to 2018 Salt Lake City.

Similar Posts