Dave Register ’15 has been cast in the Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.
A View from the Bridge tells the story of a Brooklyn Longshoreman, Eddie, his wife, and the niece they have raised since childhood, Catherine. As Catherine is beginning to set foot into the world, two cousins from Italy come to America to earn money to send back to their family. A romance buds between Catherine and one of the cousins, Rodolpho, to be played by Register. The flirtation between the young pair drives Eddie to jealousy as he tries to remove Rodolpho from their lives by any means necessary.
This production, directed by Ivo van Hove, opened originally at the Young Vic in London in 2014 before transferring to the West End. The Guardian called the London production “… a menacing, meticulously conceived production … It’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you”. A View from the Bridge won three Olivier Awards for Best Actor, Best Revival and Best Director. The New York production opened in November 2015 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, and won for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play. Ivo van Hove is an internationally renowned Belgian theater director whose recent work includes Antigone, Hedda Gabler, Scenes from a Marriage and The Crucible.
Register has also worked with The Portland Stage Company, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Fenix Theatre company, The Cell Theater and Under St. Marks Place, and serves as Associate Artistic Director for the International Theatre Movement in South Africa, where he has taught Shakespeare prisons. He holds a BA in Spanish and Journalism from Fordham University and an MFA from School of the Arts, where he worked with Kristin Linklater, Sam Gold, Brian Kulick and Tyne Rafaeli.
A View from the Bridge with Register will start previews at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on September 7, and will open on September 14. The production will then tour to the Kennedy Center and play at the Eisenhower Theater.