Unveiling the gripping complexities of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge."
Ray Abruzzo Stars in Miller's Masterpiece in Santa Monica at Ruskin Group Theatre Extended Through October 22
September 28, 2023
Unveiling the gripping complexities of Arthur Miller's Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Olivier Award winning story, this timeless masterpiece serves as a powerful exploration of human nature, examining the fragility of relationships, the complications of love, and the devastating impact of unresolved conflicts.
The play revolves around Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman whose life unravels after his wife's cousins arrive from Italy and his niece falls for an immigrant. Through its compelling characters and themes, the story exposes the dark underbelly of a tightly-knit community struggling with its own demons, ultimately leading to a haunting climax.
Miller's interest in writing about the world of the New York docks originated with a screenplay that he developed with Elia Kazan in the early 1950s (titled "The Hook") and addressing corruption on the Brooklyn docks. Kazan later directed "On the Waterfront," which dealt with the same subject. First staged as a one-act verse drama with A Memory of Two Mondays at the Coronet Theatre on Broadway, Arthur Miller subsequently revised the A View from the Bridge to contain two acts, which premiered in the New Watergate theatre club in London's West End under the direction of Peter Brook on October 11, 1956. Over the past 65 years A View from the Bridge has received numerous accolades, including Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Olivier Awards for Best revival.
Cast: Ray Abruzzo (Eddie), Kim Chase (Beatrice), Aurora Leonard (Catherine), Brandon Lill (Rudulpho), Jesse Janzen (Marco), Sal Viscuso (Alfieri), Kevin Alain (Louis), Jamie Daniels (Mike), Aaron Marshall (Tony/Second Immigration Officer), Nicole Millar (Mrs. Lipar), Jeff Prater (First Immigration Officer).
Creative Team: Stephanie Kerley Schwartz (Scenic Design), Edward Salas (Lighting and Sound Design), Michael Mullen (Costume Design), Mary Unruh (Dialect & Speech Coach), Paul Ruddy (Casting).
"A View from the Bridge" runs 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2pm on Sundays through October 22, 2023. Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets: $25 - $35 (Seniors/Students/Guild $5 off ticket price) and can be purchased in advance at www.ruskingrouptheatre.com or by calling (310) 397-3244. Free parking available on site.
Run time is approximately 2 hours (one intermission)