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Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge comes to the Gate Theatre this September, as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller’s play that started out life as a one-act verse drama, was initially unsuccessful, resulting in Miller revising it by adding a second act, the two-act version being the one audiences are most familiar with today. This version premièred in London’s West End under the direction of Peter Brook at the New Watergate theatre club on October 11, 1956, with Richard Harris playing Louis.
Miller was a giant of 20th century American theatre, with a writing career that spanned more than half a century. He is responsible for many of the classics of modern theatre, including Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, All My Sons and A View from the Bridge.
Set in 1956, Brooklyn, New York. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone agrees to shelter his wife’s Italian cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, who have arrived to work illegally. But trouble begins when his orphaned niece Catherine becomes attracted to the charming Rodolpho. Familial love turns to sexual obsession and retribution ultimately leads to tragedy in this captivating tale of illicit desire.
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Eddie Carbone – Scott Aiello
Catherine – Lauren Coe
Marco – Peter Coonan
1st Immigration Officer – John Cronin
Louis – Malcolm Douglas
Alfieri – Bosco Hogan
Mike – Dermot Magennis
Beatrice – Niamh McCann
Submarine – Terry O’Neill
Rodolpho – Joey Phillips
Submarine – Kevin Shackleton
2nd Immigration Officer – Stephen Swift
Director – Joe Dowling
Set Design – Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design – Joan O’Clery
Lighting Design – Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Design – Denis Clohessy
Previews for A View from the Bridge run from 3rd September, and the play opens on 8th September, running until 24th October. Tickets cost from €25 and may be reserved online.