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Schalmont Drama Club to present Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”

Oct. 23, 2015

drama production rehearsalThe Schalmont High School Drama Club will be performing Arthur Miller’s searing drama, “A View from the Bridge” on Nov. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. in the Schalmont High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults will be on sale in the lobby of the school thirty minutes before each performance. Ticket may be purchased in advance Nov. 9-13 in the high school cafeteria during lunch periods.

Anyone who donates $50 to the Drama Club through Fundabilities will receive two tickets to the show and their name as a contributor in the program.

Schalmont actors in “A View from the Bridge” include Tony Silvestri, Alex Gould, Veronica Lybrand, Zack Townsend, Justin Marotta, Austin France, Devin Tetlak, Ryan Livingston, Amanda Earls, Joey Mallozzi, Mia Dobbs, Adem Jones, Olivia Lawrence, Taya Hurn, Logan Walker, Mikayla Schaeffer, Chris Marotta and Michael Culbert.

“A View from the Bridge" is a classic tragedy. The drama production rehearsalcentral character is a longshoreman from Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1950s who is an admirable man. When two of his wife's Italian cousins are smuggled into this country, he makes room for them in his home. Gratefully, they move in among his wife and the teenage niece, whom he has brought up and has come to love, he thinks, as a daughter. And now the stage is set for tragedy. One of the illegal immigrants has a family in Italy for whom he is working; the other young, extraordinarily handsome, and exceedingly blonde, is single. He wants to become an American, and he falls in love with the niece. If he marries the girl, he will no longer have to hide from immigration officials. A monstrous change creeps up on the kind and loving uncle. He is violently opposed to this romance. This is an intensely absorbing drama, sure of itself in every step of the way. It makes no false moves, wastes no time and has the beauty that comes from directness and simplicity. It is guaranteed to keep the audience on the edge of their seats from the opening scene to the climactic conclusion.