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Mad Cow Announces Cast Of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE


Mad Cow Announces Cast Of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team of Arthur Miller's stunning drama A View from the Bridge, which will take the Harriett stage March 23, 2018 as the sixth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 21.

A View from the Bridge is an American tragedy - Italian in heritage, Greek in scale. A working-class Italian-American couple watches over their niece's coming of age, but the arrival of immigrant cousins causes tensions to rise. Strained by clashing cultures and sexual identities, the friction between characters turns violent. First staged in 1955, shortly after Arthur Millers' public defiance of McCarthyism, this play debates heritage, patriarchy, and the American dream. A View from the Bridge is a time capsule that echoes today's cultural climate.

"An American classic, A View From The Bridge is a true thriller with life and death stakes," says Mitzi Maxwell, Mad Cow's executive director. "Arthur Miller, the playwright who created Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and All My Sons, gives us the story of a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece and jealous over her love of an immigrant. The play's power comes from the aching gap between simple words and vast and complex feelings. If you love classic theatre, don't miss this production."

Brian Brightman* (Three Sisters, The God Game, My Name is Asher Lev) will play Eddie Carbone, and Rachel Comeau (Three Sisters) will play Catherine. Other cast members, all of them familiar to Mad Cow audiences, include Sara Oliva* (My Name is Asher Lev), Stephen Lima (Enchanted April, Life is a Dream, The Caretaker), Robert Johnston* (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, You Can't Take It With You, The History Boys), Glenn Gover* (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Explorer's Club, The Secret Garden), Tommy Keesling (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Three Sisters, Art), and Susi Rivera (The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden, Prohibido, Yerma).

Director Tony Simotes** (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Born Yesterday, Fences) returns to Mad Cow and is joined by set designer Eric Craft (The Brothers Size), lighting designer Erin Miner (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Picasso at the Lapin Agile), stage manager Kristin Gdula*, sound designer Alex Mason (Silent Sky, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) and costume designer Janine Papin (Silent Sky, Born Yesterday).

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Previous work with Mad Cow in parentheses.

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A View from the Bridge runs March 23-April 22, 2018 in the Harriett at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church Street (second floor) in downtown Orlando. (Click here for directions.) Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, with additional performances Saturday March 31 at 2:30 p.m. and Monday April 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Opening night is Friday March 23 at 7:30 p.m. The opening-night performance will be followed by Mad Cow's traditional champagne reception in the lobby.
  • Preview performances are March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Discounted Monday night performances will take place on April 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Saturday matinee for A View from the Bridge will take place March 31 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Talkbacks take place after each Thursday and Sunday performance. Talkbacks are free to audience members, and the public may attend at no extra cost.
  • Regular tickets are $26-$40. Preview tickets are $15. Tickets are available at or by calling patron services at Mad Cow Theatre at 407-297-8788 ext. 1.
  • All tickets are subject to a $2 facility fee. Students receive a $10 discount with ID. Military receive a $10 discount with ID. Seniors 65+ receive a $5 discount. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Student groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 50% discount on full-price tickets
  • Parking Information is available here.
  • Our theatre is on the second floor at 54 West Church St., Orlando, FL 32801
  • Our mailing address is P.O. Box 3109, Orlando, FL 32802.

Mad Cow Theatre is a 501(c)(3) arts organization funded by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Downtown Development Board; the Florida Theatrical Association; Orange County government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs program, and members of the Central Florida community like you

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