Monday, February 13, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County comes to The Aurora Theatre!

A whirlwind romance between two strangers shows true love never dies

Prepare to be swept away by one of the most endearing love stories of all time!

Travis Smith & Kristin Markiton <br/>Photo by Chris Bartelski
Aurora Theatre
 will dazzle audiences with its production of the timeless tale The Bridges of Madison County, on stage March 9–April 16.

Travis Smith & Kristin Markiton <br/>Photo by Chris BartelskiBased on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, the now two-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a lonely Iowa farmer’s wife Francesca and her unexpected, four-day love affair with traveling photographer Robert.  Will the passionate romance fuel Francesca to leave her family and to continue along the fiery, amorous path with her new-found love? Audiences are invited to experience the whirlwind romance that has captivated 50 million readers worldwide.   
The Bridges of Madison County is one of those rare stories that produce a range of emotions in audience members, allowing them to not only invest in the lives of the characters, but also relate to the sentiments unfolding on stage,” said Justin Anderson, Aurora Associate Artistic Director.  “For those who have never read the novel or seen the movie, this is THE production at Aurora you don’t want to miss!”
Directed by Anderson, The Bridges of Madison County takes place in 1965 on the flatlands of Iowa.  After years of living and working on their quiet family farm, Francesca grows tired of the simple life.  However, her bland existence quickly takes a life-changing turn when handsome photographer Robert knocks on her door looking for directions to the nearest county bridge.  Over the course of the next few days, Robert gives Francesca a taste of what a life filled with spontaneity and adventure is like, and the two begin a fervent journey as they fall deeply in love.
Suzi Bass Award winner Travis Smith will portray the role of Robert Kincaid alongside Aurora veteran Kristin Markiton as Francesca.
The Bridges of Madison County is presented March 9–April 16.  A discount matinee will be offered on Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. with tickets starting at $20.  Regular tickets range from $30-$65 and can be purchased online at  or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222.
Regular show times are as follows:
  • Tuesday–Friday: 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:30 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
I am so ready to see this!  What a great musical to see inside the intimate theatre of The Aurora Theatre!

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