Steve Bastoni (Wentworth) and Daniela Farinacci (Glitch) will star as Eddie and Beatrice Carbone in Arthur Miller’s tragic masterpiece A View from the Bridge alongside Marco Chiappi (The Father), Simon Maiden (Glitch), Zoe Terakes (A Doll’s House, Part 2), Damian Walshe-Howling (Janet King) and newcomer Andrew Coshan, when it opens on Thursday 14 March at Southbank Theatre.
Directed by Iain Sinclair, A View from the Bridge confronts the American dream in this stripped-back, muscular drama that simmers with tension and erupts with passion. Set in 1950s Brooklyn, its themes of family, loyalty, immigration and justice take on new relevance as we continue to grapple with these abiding moral ambiguities in the world today.
Brooklyn dockworker Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice agree to take in two Sicilian relatives, illegal immigrants trying to find work. Hardworking Marco is sending money home to his wife and sick children. Rodolpho is chasing the American dream, but he finds being different makes him an outsider. When Rodolpho falls for Eddie’s beautiful niece, the protective uncle must confront his own feelings as his jealous mistrust threatens to expose an unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
March 9 – April 18