Arthur Miller on the barge


I love any excuse to see a site-specific work, so hearing that Brave New World Rep is taking Arthur Miller’s play, “A View From the Bridge,” out of the theater and staging it on the Waterfront Museum Barge in Red Hook is the perfect way to lure me to his lesser-known play. The company has a long history of plein-air productions, starting with “To Kill a Mockingbird” performed on a few front porches in Ditmas Park in 2005. Their latest production, though, was literally made for a working, Brooklyn waterfront setting, as it is where the action in the play takes place. The play’s central character, a Brooklyn longshoreman named Eddie Carbone, is a xenophobic, mansplaining figure that is sadly still familiar to us now, and the tension that arises when his wife’s undocumented relatives land here from Italy and work on the docks will be even more palpable as you watch this domestic drama in the intimate, floating space. It opens June 1 and runs through June 24, but the first preview is Thursday, May 31 at 8pm. Tickets start at $25 and are available here. Afterward, head to the original longshoreman’s bar, Sunny’s, for a perfect end to your salty evening.

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