The NABJ Chicago Chapter members were invited to the Goodman Theatre on Monday, September 18, for a “free” viewing of the 8 PM opening night performance of its new play “A View From The Bridge.”
A View from the Bridge is a play by Arthur Miller — Need we say more? — set in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Big Apple in the 1950s. Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and London’s West End comes Ivo van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard) revival of this famed drama by a playwright whose work is at once specific to his time and place (20th century America) and also universal, with themes that transcend its audiences’ cultural background or birth year. It is the story of Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone, a hardworking Italian American who welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret — one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Eddie’s transgressive love for his wife’s teenage niece leads to a tragedy of Greek proportions in the lives those living in the tight-knit community.
This heartrending, ambitious work by one of America’s finest playwrights — recipient of the 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director — opens Goodman’s 2017-2018 season.