Ethan McSweeny directs Bridge, which officially opens Sept. 19 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
The cast features John Carroll Lynch ("Fargo," "The Drew Carey Show") as Eddie, Amy Van Nostrand (Six Degrees of Separation) as Beatrice, Robyn Rikoon as Catherine, Bryce Pinkham as Rodolpho, Ron Menzel as Marco and Richard S. Iglewski (A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Alfieri.
The company also includes Michael Booth (First Immigration Officer), Mark Bradley (Mr. Lipari), J.C. Cutler (Tony), Hugh Kennedy (First Italian Immigrant), Joel Liestman (Second Immigration Officer), Tim McGee (Mike), Lee Mark Nelson (Louis), John Skelley (Second Italian Immigrant) and Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Lipari).
A View from the Bridge, according to the Guthrie, is "the story of a Brooklyn longshoreman whose love for his niece turns destructive. Eddie Carbone lives in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn with his wife Beatrice and her orphaned niece Catherine, whom they have brought up as their own daughter. Into the household come Rodolpho and Marco, two of Beatrice's cousins from Italy, who enter the country illegally in order to find work on the waterfront. Eddie's love for his niece turns to obsession when she strikes up a friendship with Rodolpho that blooms into romance. Eddie's conflicted feelings, which seethe with repressed sexual tension, lead him to betray his family's trust and take action that ends in violence."
The artistic team also includes John Arnone (set designer), Robert Perdziola (costume designer), Donald Holder (lighting designer), David Maddox (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight choreographer), Carla Steen (dramaturgy), Lucinda Holshue (voice and dialect coach), Marcela Lorca (movement), Martha Kulig (stage manager), Tiffany K. Orr (assistant stage manager) and Leah E. Cooper (assistant director). The Guthrie is located at 818 South 2nd Street (at Chicago Avenue), in downtown Minneapolis. For tickets call (877) 44-STAGE or visit www.guthrietheater.org.