A View from the Bridge
starts off as a happily married man who destroys his life and those of the people around him when he becomes obsessed with his wife’s 18-year-old orphaned niece. While the Alley Theatre production features several company members, visiting actor Mark Zeisler (who was in the 1998 Broadway production that won the Tony Award for Best Revival) stars as Eddie Carbone. “It’s one of the great roles of the American stage. Certainly it’s one of the great roles with Arthur Miller. It’s a mountain that is worth climbing over and over again,” Zeisler says. Zeisler doesn’t see his character as all villain. “He’s understandable; there’s great empathy and great compassion for him. He has a long way to fall from the beginning of the play to the end. He’s a well-meaning man with a good heart, but he unfortunately becomes a party to forces he can’t control in himself.”
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through May 21. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit alleytheatre.org
. $26 to $99.
If there ever were a man secure in his world who self-destructed, it was Eddie Carbone. The central figure, longshoreman and family patriarch in Arthur Miller’s