Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Play With Politics

Arena Stage continues its celebration of acclaimed American playwright Arthur Miller with A View From The Bridge. Miller’s story of a dockworker struggling with incestuous feelings for his niece covers all the usual bases of jealousy, distrust, and betrayal, but it also tackles tougher topics, such as illegal immigration and citizenship.To catch on to even more of the play’s political undertones, be sure to read up on Miller’s feud with former collaborator Elia Kazan before you go; the play harshly criticizes Kazan’s cooperation with the McCarthy-era investigators who went on to blacklist much of Hollywood for their Communist sympathies.

A View From The Bridge,
Friday, March 21 to Sunday, May 18,

Arena Stage in Crystal City,
1800 S. Bell St.
Arlington, Va.

from DC Style Magazine Newsletter

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