Review: “A View from the Bridge” at Pear Theatre

It is generally considered that the best American playwrights of the twentieth century were Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, and Tennessee Williams. However, of these three authors, only a few select works are revived with any regularity. For a long time, almost all Arthur Miller revivals were of Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, with most of his other work falling by the wayside. However, two recent Broadway revivals of A View From the Bridge, in 2010 and 2015 respectively, have made the 1955 play once again eminently popular. If you missed those two revivals, fear not, for the Pear Theatre in Mountain View is presenting A View From the Bridge in a first-class production. This reviewer remains mostly unconvinced of the merits of the play itself, but Miller fans should run, don’t walk, to see this View before it closes on April 2nd.

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