Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture presents an encore screening of National Theatre Live’s A View from the Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove, and two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Director.
The production also received unanimous raves from the London critics:
“Magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold.” — Evening Standard
“Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable.” — Independent
“Grips like a thriller.” — The Mail on Sunday
The original broadcast of A View from the Bridge was recorded at the Young Vic in London’s West End on April 4, 2014. Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts world-class theatre productions to over 2,000 cinemas in more than 50 countries.
Tickets are on sale now at miac.mercyhurst.edu, or by calling the box office at 814-824-3000. Prices are: Adult, $18; Senior/Student $15; and Youth, $10.