A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
Directed by Rebecca Walters
Set in the 1950s on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and orphan niece, Catherine. But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice’s cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York. As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie’s envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences.
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A Longshoreman. Eddie lives with his wife, Beatrice and orphaned niece, Catherine, in Red Hook Brooklyn. He harbors a secret lust for his niece Catherine which causes his eventual destruction.
The niece of Eddie Carbone and Beatrice. Catherine is a beautiful, smart, young Italian girl who is very popular among the boys in the community. Catherine seeks approval from her uncle and struggles when Eddie does not approve of Rodolpho, the man she intends to marry.
The wife of Eddie Carbone and aunt of Catherine. Beatrice has raised Catherine from the time she was very young and acts as Catherine’s mother. Beatrice is a warm and caring woman, more reasonable than Eddie.
The cousin of Beatrice. Marco comes to the U.S. to work and make money to send back to his wife and children in Italy. Marco is a hard working Italian man who is a powerful, sympathetic leader.
Beatrice’s young, blonde cousin from Italy. Rodolpho prefers singing jazz to working on the ships. To Eddie and the other Longshoremen, Rodolpho seems effeminate because he also cooks, sews, and loves to dance. Rodolpho desires to be an American and have all the privileges of Western society, including wealth and fame.
An Italian-American lawyer. Alfieri is the narrator of the story. He speaks directly to the audience and attempts to make clear the greater social and moral implications of the story.
Mike and Louis
Longshoremen and friends of Eddie’s.
A friend of the Carbones. He assists Marco and Rodolpho off the ship and brings them safely to Beatrice’s home.
Two officers from the Immigration Bureau who comes to look for Marco and Rodolpho at Eddie’s request.
A butcher who lives upstairs from the Carbones. Eddie blames Mr. Lipari for the arrest of Marco and Rodolpho.
The upstairs neighbor of the Carbones. Mrs. Lipari agrees to give Marco and Rodolpho a room in her home when Eddie kicks the men out of his house.
Two illegal immigrants hiding upstairs from the Carbones in the Lipari house.