JUDITH LOOMIS, Richland
A View from the Bridge. Ho hum, Arthur Miller -- too bleak. But I should support a local arts group. My friend with season tickets felt the same way, so we dragged each other to the Richland Players. Someone at the door said, "Enjoy the play!" My response was, "It's not a play to enjoy, is it?"
Well, there was a lot to enjoy, though there must be a better word for appreciating this play. Before it began, I did enjoy savoring the details of the amazing set while chatting, looking for friends in the audience, marveling at the number of younger people there, and studying the program, especially the director's notes and the Octopus' Garden ad.
As for the performance itself, the play was not joyful, but there were laughs along with the heavy thoughts. I'd like to thank the actors and crew for a great job. I was very happy that I'd made the effort to spend the evening immersed in their art. I don't think a "big city" theater evening could have been any more satisfying. And you get truffles at intermission.