Pacific Resident Theatre presents

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

by Arthur Miller

Directed by Dana Jackson, Marilyn Fox
“Critic’s Choice” – LA TIMES!

The story of Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman who has never recognized his true feelings. A riveting drama from one of America’s greatest playwrights.

CLOSED November 24, 2013

Thur, Fri, Sat at 8 pm and
Sun at 3 pm
Tickets $20 – $28

Extended through Nov 24 2013!
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Producer: Valerie Havey
Assoc. Producers: Julianne Figueroa &
Sara Newman-Martins
Executive Producer: Marilyn Fox
Assoc. Executive Producer: Robert Cannon
Set Design: Jeffery P. Eisenmann &
Staci Walters
Light Design: Noah Ulin
Costume Design: Audrey Eisner
Sound Design: Keith Stevenson with
Dana Dewes
Violence Design: Ned Mochel
Property Master: Paige Bossier
Set Construction: William Wilday

Cast:
Paul Anderson
Melissa Weber Bales
Lisa Cirincione
Nikki D’Amico
Jerry Della Salla
Michael Edelstein
Robert Lesser
Jeff Lorch
Stephen Marshall
Vince Melocchi
Satiar Pourvasei
Michael Shatto
Alex Valdivia

REVIEWS

A View From The Bridge – F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times “. . . wrenchingly truthful staging that, while larger-than-life, never lapses into overstatement.
As for the actors, from Melocchi’s towering Eddie right down to the non-speaking bystanders, you simply won’t see any better.”

A View From The Bridge Delivers Explosive Drama.  laist.com “Pacific Resident Theatre has long deserved praise for its fine productions of classic plays, and with A View From The Bridge, the company has another winner on its stage.”

Performing Arts Live  “WOW! Do not miss this one. Powerful performances across the board. This could be the finest production that we have seen at PRT. The set, costumes, lighting are all exemplary. A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is one of our FEATURED events. GO!”

The Examiner: “This is a must-see production for anyone who loves theatre.”

Santa Monica Daily Press: The staging is impeccable, the acting’s top notch. Congratulations to Artistic Director Marilyn Fox for both the play’s direction and the company’s.”

Arts In LA “. . . Playing Eddie, Vince Melocchi is stunningly good—truthful and tightly lidded, so the actor swallows Eddie’s tears and earns the audience’s affection rather than bawling histrionically and demanding it. Fox and Jackson have cast an everyman rather than a matinee idol, which makes Eddie’s romantic inclinations frighteningly real rather than cartoonish.”

StageHappenings.Com A View From The Bridge Review by Carol Kaufman Segal… “Marilyn Fox and Dana Jackson have directed this emotionally tragic play with perfection. The actors, from the main characters to the smaller roles, are awesome, but I have to highlight Melocchi as being especially outstanding. This is a play that anyone who really loves great theatre should not miss. I recommend it highly.”

This production is funded in part by a generous grant from the
Cannon Family Foundation


“I think the job of the artist… is to remind people of what they have chosen to forget.”  Click Here For Arthur Miller’s Biography.

LA Stage Times interviews directors Marilyn Fox and Dana Jackson

Fox and Jackson Jointly View Their Venice Bridge by Les Spindle | July 1, 2013

Pacific Resident Theatre’s production of the 1956 Arthur Miller classic A View From the Bridge brings together two of the Venice company’s veteran theater artists, whose simpatico relationship has grown richer over the past 12 years. Longtime artistic director Marilyn Fox and PRT member Dana Jackson (listed on the PRT site under her Equity name, Dana Dewes), who joined the 28-year-old company in 2001, collaborate as co-directors for the hard-hitting Miller drama.  [more]

Tragedy and the
Common Man
by Arthur Miller.

In this age few tragedies are written.  It has often been held that the lack is due to a paucity of heroes among us, or else that modern man has had the blood drawn out of his organs of belief by the skepticism of science, and the heroic attack on life cannot feed on an attitude of reserve and circumspection.  For one reason or another, we are often held to be below tragedy-or tragedy above us.  The inevitable conclusion is, of course, that the tragic mode is archaic, fit only for the very highly placed, the kings or the kingly, and where this admission is not made in so many words it is most often implied ……   Click here to read more

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