The da Vinci Players of Studio Connections are pleased to announce auditions for Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for the 2011-2012 season! Shows runs March 1-18, 2012.
Directed by Robert Encila
Auditions will be held at St. Francis In The Foothills, 4625 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718.
Initial Audition - Saturday, December 3rd : 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Please bring a dramatic monologue to perform, one to two minutes in length. Those called back will be notified shortly after the conclusion of this audition.
Callbacks - Sunday, December 4th : 5:00 – 8:00 PM. (Cold readings)
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
Plot and Character Outline
Set on the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at home with his wife, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. 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.
Eddie Carbone - A Longshoreman. Eddie lives with his wife, Beatrice and orphaned niece, Catherine, in Red Hook Brooklyn. Eddie is an inarticulate character and is powerless in the face of his tragic fate. He harbors a secret lust for his niece Catherine.
Catherine - The niece of Eddie Carbone and Beatrice. Catherine is a beautiful, smart, young Italian girl who is very popular among the boys in the community. Catherine seeks approval from her uncle and struggles when Eddie does not approve of Rodolpho, the man she intends to marry.
Beatrice - The wife of Eddie Carbone and aunt of Catherine. Beatrice has raised Catherine from the time she was very young and acts Catherine's mother.
Marco - The cousin of Beatrice. Marco comes to the U.S. to work and make money to send back to his wife and children in Italy.
Rodolpho - Beatrice's young, blonde cousin from Italy. Rodolpho prefers singing jazz to working on the ships. To Eddie and the other Longshoremen, Rodolpho seems effeminate because he also cooks, sews and loves to dance.
Alfieri - An Italian-American lawyer. Alfieri is the narrator of the story.
Mike - A Longshoreman and friend of Eddie's. Mike is often seen with Louis outside the Carbone home.
Louis - A Longshoreman and friend of Eddie's. Louis hangs out with Mike outside Eddie's home.
Tony - A friend of the Carbones. He assists Marco and Rodolpho off the ship and brings them safely to Beatrice's home.
First Immigration Officer - One of two officers from the Immigration Bureau who comes to look for Marco and Rodolpho at Eddie's request.
Second Immigration Officer - One of two officers from the Immigration Bureau who comes to look for Marco and Rodolpho at Eddie's request.
Mr. Lipari - A butcher who lives upstairs from the Carbone's. Eddie blames Mr. Lipari for the arrest of Marco and Rodolpho.
Mrs. Lipari - The upstairs neighbor of the Carbone's. Mrs. Lipari agrees to give Marco and Rodolpho a room in her home when Eddie kicks the men out of his house.
Two "Submarines" - Two illegal immigrants hiding upstairs from the Carbone's in the Lipari house.
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