An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 5, 2017
“A cruel era for immigrants” is how Variety’s Marilyn Stasio referred to the 1950s when writing about Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge.” Miller’s 1956 play of tragedy, love and betrayal in a Brooklyn Italian-American immigrant community was written just two years after the end of the McCarthy era – a time of political blacklisting, fear mongering and repressive tactics in the US.
Sixty years later, immigration and loyalty are polarizing, top-of-mind topics in the US today, and “A View from the Bridge” has immediate currency. Miller explained in interviews that he chose the form of a Greek tragedy, with narrator, for its continuous action, simple, direct storytelling and basic themes of morality and vengeance.
“A View from the Bridge” at Clayton Community Theatre runs February 23 to March 5, 2017, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00, at Washington University-South Campus, 6501 Clayton Road, St Louis 63117 (former CBC high school building).