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Caltech Playreaders 66th Season: "A View from the Bridge" by Arthur Miller

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Athenaeum, Hall of Associates

Directed by John Davidson
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Pulitzer-winning playwright Arthur Miller illumines the exalted notion that classic tragedy and the modern, common man can coexist. In A View from the Bridge Eddie is a self-imploding Brooklyn longshoreman, a combustible presence in an uneasy ménage with his wife Beatrice, who he loves too little, and his 17-year-old niece Catherine, who he possessively adores. What has remained unspoken among the three becomes destructively obvious after the arrival of Beatrice's Sicilian nephews, illegal immigrants. Narrated by the lawyer/Greek chorus Alfieri, this slow burning cauldron of family love and hate inevitably bursts into white-hot flame.

Arthur Miller's works include such classics as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman.

Admission is $3.00 for members of the Caltech Women's Club; $4.00 for all others. Light refreshments will be served after the reading.

To dine at the Athenaeum beforehand, call (626) 395-8204 for reservations. Plan to be seated by 5:30. You are welcome to join the Playreaders table.

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