Set in the 1950s, A View from the Bridge tells the tragic story of Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman who lives with his wife and orphaned niece, Catherine, in Brooklyn’s Red Hook. As the play develops, Eddie’s overprotective crush on Catherine turns into an obsession. Two cousins — Marco and Rodolpho — arrive illegally from Italy, and Catherine falls in love with the effeminate Rodolpho. A desperate Eddie calls the immigration bureau in a failed attempt to get Rodolpho deported, prompting a fight during which Marco fatally stabs Eddie over his betrayal of family and the Old Country. On September 12th, the Secret Theatre launches an eight-show run of this Arthur Miller play in its Mainstage auditorium, an intimate setting where theatergoers will feel like they are inside the Carbones’ apartment, living the family’s drama.
Details: A View from the Bridge, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, LIC, September 12th to September 21st, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm with 3 pm show on Sunday (September 15th) and Saturday (September 21st), $18.
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