Goodman ViewfromBridge

“A View from the Bridge” is Powerful but Flawed

**** Recommended **** The Goodman Theatre pulled off something of a theatrical coup when they snagged the rights to Ivo van Hove’s stripped-down production of “A View from the Bridge”. Without the burden of scenery, the viewer can concentrate on powerful performances by Ian Bedford and the rest of the cast. Powerful performance aside, Eddie is still just a thug seething with jealousy and rage. I respect the work, but I don’t like the play. 3 ½ Spotlights

“A View from the Bridge” runs through October 15th at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Most reasonable parking options for the Goodman:
• Valet parking garage on Randolph between Michigan and Wabash (across from the Cultural Center) at $15
• Government Center garage on Lake between LaSalle and Dearborn, online advance payment at www.interparkonline.com/goodmantheatre, $16.50.
Running time is 2 hours, no intermission. Performances are:
• Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
• Thursdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
• Fridays at 8:00 pm
• Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm
• Sundays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm
• There is a special performance at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd
• No evening performance on Sunday, October 15th.
Tickets range from $25-$95. FYI (312) 443-4800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.