VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Ross Valley Players
Featured in the Ross Valley Players' production of Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE are (from left to right) Denise Elia as Catherine, Hallie Frazer as Beatrice and Eric Burke as Eddie.
Photo by Wendell H. Wilson
A REWARDING VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE AT ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS
View from the Bridge by master playwright Arthur Miller, first produced as a one-act verse drama on
Modeled on traditional Greek Drama, Miller has created a chorus of one in the role of Alfieri (Rick Williams), a family friend and lawyer who comments on the action, interacts with other characters and describes off stage events. It is a fine play telling a powerful and profound story of Eddie Carbone (Eric Burke), a hard working and emotionally inarticulate Sicilian-American. Miller is emphasizing that an ordinary man can be a tragic hero.
The time is 1950, in “Red Hook” section of
All the cast members perform admirably to bring this drama to life. Eric Burke who has a striking resemblance to the late movie actor William Bendix, gives a bravura performance. Particular accolades go to Rick Williams in the role of Alfieri , the Greek chorus, in a stunning confrontational scene with Eddie that alone is worth the price of admission.
David Apple's set brilliantly covers the entire spectrum of
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller, directed by Cris Cassell. Ross Valley Players (RVP), Barn Theatre, Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. at Lagunitas, Ross, CA. 415-456-9555 or www.rossvalleyplayers.com. May 15—
Reviewed by Robin Taylor for TheatreWorld Internet Magazine.