A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
by Arthur Miller
Director: Chris McLean
- Sunday 27 January 2019 from 7:30pm
- Monday 28 January 2019 from 5:00pm
May 3 – May 18, 2019
Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sunday and middle Saturday at 2:00pm
Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine. Then Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho, fleeing the poverty of Sicily, enter the US illegally, desperate to find work. As Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, Eddie’s devotion to his niece is no longer touching, but terrifying.
This Miller masterpiece is a dark and passionate tale of love, betrayal and revenge.
- Eddie Carbone: 40s – A Longshoreman (dock worker). Eddie lives with his wife, Beatrice and orphaned niece, Catherine, in Brooklyn. Eddie can be generous and affectionate, but equally can be possessive, controlling, jealous and irrational.
- Beatrice: 40s – The wife of Eddie Carbone, aunt of Catherine. With Eddie, Beatrice has raised Catherine from infancy and acts as Catherine’s mother. Her strength is her warm and caring nature, rather than the ability to control events.
- Catherine: 17 – The niece of Eddie and Beatrice, whom she loves fondly. Catherine’s an attractive, smart, young girl, popular in the community. As Catherine transitions to womanhood, she still seeks approval from her uncle, Eddie about life matters.
- Marco: 30s – The cousin of Beatrice, dark-haired, muscular. He’s a hard-working Italian man, respectful and honourable.
- Rodolpho: 20s- Beatrice’s young, fair-haired cousin from Italy. Rodolpho is a good singer who also cooks, and loves to dance. Rodolpho would like to become an U.S. citizen.
- Alfieri: 40s-60s – An Italian-American lawyer. Alfieri is the narrator of the story. Has been around enough to be worldly wise. Alfieri also has scenes with Eddie, who visits him for advice.
- Mike: 30s – 40s – A Longshoreman. Friend to Eddie and Louis. Hangs out with them in the Carbone neighbourhood.
- Louis: 30s-40s – A Longshoreman. Friend to Eddie and Mike. Hangs out with them in the Carbone neighbourhood
- Tony: 40s-50s – A friend of the Carbones, with underworld connections. He helps “submarines” find a place to stay and to get work. (minor speaking role)
- Mr. Lipari: 40s-50s – A butcher who lives upstairs from the Carbone’s. (non-speaking role)
- Mrs. Lipari40s-50s – Wife of Mr Lipari. (non-speaking role)
- “Submarines“: 20s-40s – Illegal immigrants; there are two male submarines lodging with the Lipari’s. (non-speaking roles)
- Immigration Officers– Government officials charged with rounding up “submarines”. There are two in the play. (minor speaking roles)