National Theatre Live: A View From the Bridge

In Rhinebeck 
April 29
Wed 2:30
 (UK/2015/play by Arthur Miller/directed by Ivo van Hove)
 2 hours
 $15/$14 seniors/$13 members & under 16
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (familiar from movie roles in THE IMITATION GAME, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY) in London’s Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale that he wrote in the mid-1950s. Set in Red Hook Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone (Strong) welcomes his Sicilian cousins, two brothers, to the land of freedom. The story revolves around Carbone’s unhealthy, possessive love for Catherine (Phoebe Fox) his 17-year-old niece, who has lived with him and his wife since the death of her mother years earlier. As young, innocent Catherine falls in love with the younger of the two brothers, Eddie seethes with anger and resentment. Freedom comes at a price as Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. This revival recently won three Laurence Olivier Awards in April 2015, for Best Actor (Mark Strong), Best Revival and Best Director (Ivo van Hove).

Charles Spencer in The Telegraph wrote, “This staging of A View from the Bridge (1956) is one of the most powerful productions of a Miller play I have ever seen. It breaks the surly bonds of naturalism and the conventions …  to create a work of seething intensity and savage beauty that grips the audience throughout its interval-free two-hour playing time… I left The Young Vic in no doubt that I had seen a great, fresh-minted production of a modern classic…The acting is superb. Eddie Carbone is one of the greatest roles in modern drama, a truly tragic hero…”

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