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Drama Through Performance

“A View From The Bridge”

A View From The Bridge

On May 4th and 5th, 2013, "A View From The Bridge" written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller was presented at the A View From The BridgeDowntown Campus Buena Vista Theater. The production was the culminating activity of the Drama Through Performance, English 4953 class. Students spent the semester studying this famous piece of 20th Century dramatic literature through historical analysis, rehearsal, staging and finally performance. Presenting two shows which were open to the general public allowed the students to share their experience with family, friends, other UTSA students and the community at large.

The apartment and family of Eddie Carbone after dinner. From the left: his wife Beatrice played by Jennifer Smith; her cousin Marco who has a wife and children in Italy played by Paul Martinez; his younger brother, Bea's cousin Rodolpho played by Stephen Young; Bea's niece Catherine who has been raised by Eddie played by Amber Portillo; and the lead Eddie Carbone played by Aramano Urdiales. Beatrice's two Italian cousins (Marco and Rodolpho) have been smuggled into the USA illegally and are working as longshoremen on the Brooklyn docks and living with Eddie. When Catherine and Rodolpho fall in love and want to marry, Eddie is violently opposed believing that the young cousin is just looking for his citizenship and passport.