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Sarasota, FL - April 17, 2019 – From April 25 through May 5, don’t miss the last show of The Players’ 2018-19 season, Arthur Miller’s classic drama, A View from the Bridge. Produced in partnership with Two Chairs Theatre Co., this is the third Arthur Miller work directed by Elliott Raines. Last season Two Chairs presented Miller’s The Crucible and The Price. In the past, Two Chairs has presented three masterpieces by Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire). The limits of family bonds and personal honor are tested in A View from the Bridge. The poverty of an American working-class family comes face to face with the destitution of their immigrant cousins, desperate to make a new life.
Story: In a cramped tenement apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Eddie Carbone works as a longshoreman on the docks around New York, putting food on the table by the sweat of his brow. He and his wife Beatrice, both first generation Italian-Americans, have no children of their own, but have raised their niece, Catherine. Eddie has unresolved feelings toward his niece, and his marriage to Beatrice is growing cold. Beatrice’s distant cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, have arrived from Italy and will be at their home soon. The two immigrants have snuck into the United States on a freighter ship, without documentation. Although harboring them is illegal, the Carbones are honored to do it, not only for family loyalty but because they see it as the right thing to do—helping the men escape the poverty of postwar Europe. Soon Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, and Eddie finds himself unable to cope with their relationship. As the unstoppable tragedy grinds towards its inevitable conclusion, against a backdrop of poverty and immigration, we find a play about a family.
Directed by Two Chairs founder Elliott Raines, with help from Assistant Director Donna DeFant, Stage Manager Patty Snyder-Atkins, costumes by Georgina Willmott, lighting design by Nick Jones and set design by Bill Rusling, this piece is timelier and more jarring than one would expect, and hits home in our current political climate.
April 25-May 5, 2019
April 25 at 7:30pm – Opening Night
April 26-27 and May1-4 at 7:30pm
April 28 and May 5 at 2pm
$14 Students 24 and under with valid ID
Groups of 10 – 24 ($20.25 each)
Groups of 25 – 74 ($18.90 each)
Groups of 75 or more ($17.55 each)
Eddie Carbone-Jim Floyd
Beatrice Carbone - Carrie McQueen
Catherine- Lauren Ward
First Immigration Officer-Chuck Conlon
Tony Bereli/ Second Immigration Officer-Nick Catanzaro Mrs. Lipari-Lynne Doyle Mr. Lipari-John Forsythe Immigrant-Philip Troyer Immigrant-Tom Aposporos Greek Chorus-Andrea Keddell, Jackie Richards, Grace Vitale
Artistic Director – Jeffery Kin
Director – Elliott Raines
Assistant Director – Donna DeFant
Stage Manager – Patty Snyder-Atkins
Light Booth Technician – Robert Sewell
Technical Director – Ken Junkins
Costumes – Georgina Willmott
Set Design – Bill Rusling
Lighting Design – Nick Jones
Asst. Lighting Designer – Lacey Knispel
Props – Patty McCauly, Martha Kessler
Sound Engineer – Josh Linderman
Production Manager – Alyssa Goudy
Master Carpenter - Bill Rusling
Backstage – Andrea Keddell, Jackie Richards, Grace Vitale Spotlight – Yvonne Clark, Diane Cepeda, Priya Pankhaniya
Promotional Images available at the following URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xfs3svvkzcdwgzj/AADh8zGduKThOGVTQYjzkCdoa?dl=0
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