The Young Vic Production of
A View from the Bridge
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Ivo Van Hove
A Chicago Debut
September 9 – October 15, 2017 in the Albert
Visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove injects a raw, pulsating energy into Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic—“powerhouse theater that will leave you breathless!” (The Hollywood Reporter )—recipient of 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director. Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and the West End comes the Chicago debut of van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard), “radically reimagined” (The Washington Post) revival of Miller’s famed drama. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, his jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller, Playwright
ARTHUR MILLER (Playwright, 1915 – 2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include The Man Who Had All the Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1964), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock and Playing for Time (1980). Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002) and Finishing the Picture (2004 world premiere at Goodman Theatre). Other works include Situation Normal, reportage (1944); Focus, a novel (1945); The Misfits, a screenplay and cinema novel (1961) and the texts for In Russia (1969); In the Country (1977) and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include ‘Salesman’ in Beijing (1984) and Timebends, an autobiography (1987). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Any More (1967), the novella, Homely Girl, a Life (1995) and Presence: Stories (2007). Essay collections include The Theater Essays of Arthur Miller (1978) and Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays 1944 – 2000, as well as the individually published On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949 for Death of a Salesman.
Ivo Van Hove, Director
IVO VAN HOVE (Director) made his Broadway debut with A View from the Bridge. As general director of Holland’s leading theater company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, he has staged many internationally acclaimed productions including, in New York, Alice in Bed, More Stately Mansions (Obie Award), A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler (Obie Award), The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes and Scenes from a Marriage, all at New York Theatre Workshop; Roman Tragedies, Cries and Whispers, Opening Night, Angels in America and Antigone at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Teorema at Lincoln Center Festival. Mr. Van Hove’s opera credits include the premiere of Brokeback Mountain at Teatro Real in Madrid, as well as productions of The Clemency of Tituts, Idomeneo, Mazeppa, Macbeth, Iolanta, The Makropulos Case, Lulu and The Ring Cycle.