ACT I. Red Hook, Brooklyn, the 1950s. Neighborhood people begin an arduous day. The lawyer Alfieri commences the tragic story of longshoreman Eddie Carbone, and the chorus of characters and townspeople joins in the retelling.
Two stevedores, Louis and Mike, tell Eddie that the ship holding his wife's two cousins from Sicily has landed. As illegal immigrants, they have been spirited away and will be brought to Eddie's house that evening.
Synopsis: A View from the Bridge
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Saturday March 28, 7 PM
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
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.
The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.