'A View from the Bridge' Provides Look at Obsession, Betrayal

'A View from the Bridge' Provides Look at Obsession, Betrayal
Devin Calderone, playing Eddie, and Krystine Martinez, as Beatrice, perform in the Theatre Department's production of “A View From the Bridge.”
Danielle A. Gonzales plays Catherine, and Alfonso Ramirez takes on the role of Rodolpho in the Arthur Miller play.

The spellbinding American drama, “A View from the Bridge,” will be staged by Cal Poly Pomona's theatre department beginning Feb. 27 in the University Theatre.

Considered one of playwright Arthur Miller's finest works, “A View from the Bridge” is a powerful story about obsession and betrayal set in a tightly knit Italian-American community in Brooklyn. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice have long cared for their orphaned niece, Catherine, but her growing independence has started to cause tension. Catherine falls in love with Beatrice's cousin, Rodolpho, an illegal immigrant from Italy, and proposes to marry him to help him stay in the country. Eddie does everything in his power to dissuade her. However, his obsession leads to tragic consequences.

“To see how Arthur Miller dealt with immigration more than 50 years ago makes it evident that our current national debate about it is nothing new,” says director and assistant professor Bernardo Solano.

Evening performances of “A View from the Bridge” will be at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27-28, and March 4-7. Matinees will be at 10 a.m. on March 4 and at 2 p.m. on March 8.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, faculty and staff. Cal Poly Pomona is at 3801 W. Temple Ave. in Pomona. Parking is available for $5 near the Visitor Information Booth. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (909) 869-3800.