Seattle Repertory Theatre Seattle Center
Sept. 25-Oct. 18 2015 All Ages
"Even though A View from the Bridge is the most boring title for anything, you should throw on some business casual and go see the play before it closes this weekend.
When you walk into the Seattle Rep Theatre, the curtain's already open on 1950s New York. Off-duty longshoreman, beer bottles in the streets, water towers, brick buildings. Windows strung up above a modestly decorated apartment create the feeling that the entire city could collapse on the scene at any moment.
The set, by Scott Bradley, projects two things: vertiginousness and ominousness, which neatly reflects one of script's themes. It's one of Arthur Miller's favorites: the disasters that attend any attempt at upward mobility.
One can't help but think of Trump's call to kick 11 million people out of the country and then only invite them back on our terms, or Chris Christie's big government idea to slap barcodes on immigrants who come to the US on work visas. This play will make you feel the terror of those ideologies in your bones."