The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announces the ninth play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live screenings. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of “A View from the Bridge” returns to cinemas due to audience demand. This stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece won a trio of 2014 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actor for Mark Strong (“The Imitation Game” & “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”) and Best Director for Ivo van Hove.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
This is a production that releases the play from its naturalistic trappings – and in doing so distills it and makes it seem timeless and universal. This is not just somebody else’s family tragedy. It speaks directly to us and suggests that there is an Eddie Carbone lurking in all of us.
“A View from the Bridge” is one of the most powerful productions of a Miller play. It breaks the surly bonds of naturalism and the conventions of the well-made play to create a work of seething intensity and savage beauty that grips the audience throughout its interval-free two-hour playing time. By the end you feel both emotionally drained and unexpectedly elated – the classic hallmarks of a great tragic production.
“Guardian” states “A forceful production of visual brilliance” and “The Times” says the production is “Not to be missed. Outstanding.” (Runtime: 2 hr. 10 min. No intermission).
Screenings will be on Monday, November 21st at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm and Saturday, November 26th at 1:00 pm at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members and $20 general admission. Online reservations (www.rehobothfilm.com) are encouraged and may be made with MasterCard or VISA.