Roger Watts


A View from the Bridge

Every Fri. and Sat. from Jan. 13-Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Jan. 13-Feb. 5
2 p.m.

In A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller’s still-riveting two-act drama set in a 1950s working-class Italian-American neighborhood in New York City, a longshoreman named Eddie Carbone heads a household consisting of his wife, Beatrice, and 17-year-old niece, Catherine. When Eddie gets word that two of Beatrice’s cousins from Sicily, Marco and Rudolphio, have entered the U.S. illegally and are seeking refuge, Eddie’s sense of loyalty to the old country prompts him to take them in. Unfortunately, their conduct proves vexing, and the tension is exacerbated by Rudolphio’s open flirtation with Catherine. Eddie’s motivations, however, have less to do with being a protective father than in pursuing a desire fated to end in tragedy. Incubating the unease within the encompassing intimacy of their signature stage, Theatre in the Round Players has planned a gripping restaging of this emotionally charged work.