Teatro Vista to Present A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, 4/15-5/18
Teatro Vista begins their 2014 spring season with Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, playing at The Richard Christiansen Theater located within The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., April 15 - May 18. A View From the Bridge is directed by Teatro Vista Artistic Director Ricardo Gutierrez.
Preview performances take place April 15 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances take place Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances are $20, regular run weeknight and matinee performances are $25 and Saturday night performances are $30. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, students and seniors (65+) with ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Victory Gardens' box office at 773.871.3000 or by visiting www.victorygardens.org. For more information on A View From the Bridge and Teatro Vista, visit www.teatrovista.org.
Please Note Schedule Exceptions: There will be no performance on April 25. There will be added 10 a.m. performances on Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 7 and an added 3 p.m. Saturday matinee performance on May 17. On Thursday, April 24 is a special "College Night" where tickets to the performance and a special pre-show reception are $15 with a student ID..
A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone (^Ramon Camin), who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice (^*Sandra Marquez), and niece, Catherine (Ayssette Munoz). But the routine of his life is interrupted when Beatrice's cousins, illegal immigrants from Italy, arrive in New York. As one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and delusion plays out with devastating consequences.
Additional cast for A View From the Bridge includes: ^Mark Ulrich (Alfieri), Tommy Rivera-Vega (Rodolpho), Eddie Diaz (Marco), Todd Garcia (Luis), Patrick Falcon (Mike), Joel Maisonet (Mr. Lipari), Diane Herrera Pina (Mrs. Lipari) and Antonia Arcely (Ensemble). ^ denotes member of Actor's Equity Association, * denotes Teatro Vista Ensemble Member
The production team for A View From the Bridge includes: *Ricardo Gutierrez (director), Stephanie Hurovitz (stage manager), Regina Garcia (scenic designer), Christine Pascual (costume designer) and Brian Hoehne (lighting designer). * denotes Teatro Vista Ensemble Member
ABOUT DIRECTOR RICARDO GUTIERREZ: Ricardo Gutierrez is the Artistic Director of Teatro Vista where he has directed Momma's Boyz, i put the fear of mexico in'em, and La Magica Posada. Gutierrez has served as the Artistic Director of Nostotros in Los Angeles, The Canterbury Theatre in Indiana, and Absolute Shakespeare in Chicago. Regionally, Ricardo has guest directed at Theatre 40, Nosotros, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, The Double Image Theatre, Loyola University and the University of Texas Pan Am. Gutierrez is the co-founder and Director of the Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists Chicago (ALTAchicago), a service organization dedicated to promoting and fostering Latino/a theatre artists in Chicago. As a producer, he has hired, supervised and evaluated artistic personnel for over one hundred theatrical productions. As an actor, Gutierrez most recently appeared in the world premiere of The Upstairs Concierge at the Goodman Theatre where he was also recently seen in the world premieres of Song For The Disappeared and Fishmen. Gutierrez has appeared on stage at the Actors Theatre in Louisville, The Denver Center Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, and at Lookingglass Theatre.
ABOUT PLAYWRIGHT ARTHUR MILLER: Arthur Miller helped define American theater for the seven decades he wrote plays. His works depict the everyday, common man fighting for his place in life and society. With a keen sense of what is real and important, Miller's work is reminiscent of Greek Tragedy, but adapted for the modern audience - who he claims is whom all artists, especially playwright's should aim to inform.