A View From the Bridge | Goodman Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Liz Lauren

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 15 2017
Price: $34-$97
A View From the Bridge premiered in its final, two-act form in 1956, the same year its author, Arthur Miller, refused to name names at a hearing held by the House Un-American Activities Committee—part of HUAC's long and sordid effort to expose "the communist influence" on show business. The U.S. government had already been harassing Miller for a while by then, having, among other things, denied him a passport for a trip to see a Belgian production of The Crucible. During the hearing Miller was asked who was present at certain red gatherings he'd attended in New York a decade earlier. His reply earned him a contempt citation. "I could not use the name of another person," he said, "and bring trouble on him." Continue reading >>
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