Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950’s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice’s impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally, in hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the cousins fall in love, Eddie’s affection for his niece turns into obsession.
Includes an interview with accomplished stage director Ethan McSweeny, whose resume includes an ongoing stint as the co-Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Theater Company.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Charles Cioffi as Alfieri
Harry Hamlin as Marco
Jamie Hanes as Rodolpho
Mary McDonnell as Beatrice
Peter Morse as Louis and others
Ed O'Neill as Eddie Carbone
Amy Pietz as Catherine
Don Tieri as Mike and others
Directed by Peter Levin.