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A View from the Bridge

29 Jul 2022 - 13 Aug 2022
Warrandyte Theatre Company

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Grant Purdy

Genre: Drama

Agent: mtishows


While this is set in Brooklyn in the 1950s, the script and the subjects it covers seem even more pertinent today. The plot is simple – but the emotions are complex and, at times raw.

Dockworker Eddie Carbone lives with his long-suffering wife Beatrice and 17-year-old niece Catherine – with whom he has an unhealthy obsession.

Illegal immigrants Marco and Rodolpho, relatives of Beatrice, come to stay. Eddie has little time for Rodolpho, implying that he’s gay because he cooks and sings. So, when Catherine falls in love with Rodolpho, it unleashes rage, betrayal and revenge as the play moves inexorably toward an awful ending.

Like all Miller’s works, this is a stunningly well written, dealing with complex and highly relevant issues that always enthral audiences.


Start Date: 29 Jul 2022

End Date: 13 Aug 2022

Performance Times:

2:30pm on:

  • Sun 31st Jul 2022
  • Sun 7th Aug 2022

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 29th Jul 2022
  • Sat 30th Jul 2022
  • Fri 5th Aug 2022
  • Sat 6th Aug 2022
  • Thu 11th Aug 2022
  • Fri 12th Aug 2022
  • Sat 13th Aug 2022

Ticket Prices:

$20 - Senior
$15 - Pensioner or Students

Bookings: TBA

Theatre: Warrandyte Theatre Co

Theatre Address:

Warrandyte Mechanics' Institute, Yarra Street, Warrandyte

Other Information:

Staging: To provide a fully immersive experience, Grant will stage the play on apron of the stage and on a raised area on the hall floor – with the audience on three sides in suitable COVOD-safe spacing. The sets will be minimal so that the entire focus in on the characters, their words and emotions. Costumes will be simple.


Characters Summary:

M: Alfieri (Lawyer and ‘observer’) (50’s +) – dapper, approaching 60’s or older, grey hair
M: Eddie (40’s – 50’s) - burley, strong, mid-40’s or older
F: Catherine (Niece of Beatrice) (20’s) - 20’s sassy (somewhat) and innocent
F: Beatrice (wife of Eddie) (40-50’s) – determined and emotionally strong, mid 40’s or older
M: Marco (Illegal immigrant) (30’s – 40’s) - Italian accent, darker, strong.
M: Rodolpho (illegal immigrant and brother of Marco) (20’s) - Italian accent, blond/light complexion, must be able to sing. Slight.

Supporting roles
M: Tony (30’s-50’s) - Manhattan longshoreman. A few lines
M: Louis (30’s-50’s) - Manhattan longshoreman. A few lines
M: Mike (30’s – 50s) - Manhattan longshoreman. A few lines
M: First Immigration Officer (double up as neighbour) - Manhattan accent. Small role
M/F: Second Immigration Officer (double up as neighbour) - Manhattan accent. Small role.
M: Mr Lipari (50+) – non speaking
F: Mrs Lipari (50+) – non speaking.

Audition Dates:

2:20pm on:

  • Sun 3rd Apr 2022

7:20pm on:

  • Thu 31st Mar 2022

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