ATHENS, Ohio -- The true story of a man driven by passion to betray his family is the basis of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge." This timeless classic, by one of the all-time great American playwrights, is the thesis project of graduate directing student Nathan Lemoine.
Set on the shores of the New York City waterfront in Red Hook Brooklyn, the play opens as Eddie Carbone and his family are awaiting the arrival of two overseas visitors. As a good man, husband and provider, Eddie, an Italian-American longshoreman, graciously opens his home to harbor the illegal immigrants. But the generous Eddie soon finds himself struggling with an unexpected obsessive jealously when his 17-year old niece, Catherine, falls for Rodolpho. Unable to accept the young lovers' relationship, Eddie's actions shatter the unspoken neighborhood honor and seal his fate.
"A View from the Bridge" will be presented by Ohio University's School of Theater from Feb. 4 through 7 and 11 through 14 in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theatre, located in Kantner Hall. Regular admission for the production is $10 and $8 for students and seniors.
For ticket information and reservations call (740) 593-4800 or stop by the Fine Arts Ticket Office in Kantner Hall, Room 103, Monday through Friday, 12-5pm.
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