The Bridges of Madison County
“Romance comes sweeping down the plains in a passionate musical”
The path of Francesca Johnson’s future seems destined when an unexpected fork in the road causes her to question everything she had come to expect from life. While her husband and children are away at the Illinois state fair in the summer of 1965, Robert Kincaid happens to turn into the Johnson farm and asks Francesca for directions to Roseman Bridge. Francesca later learns that he was in Iowa on assignment from National Geographic magazine. She is reluctant seeing that he’s a complete stranger and then she agrees to show him to the bridges and gradually she talks about her life from being a war-bride from Italy which sets the pace for this bittersweet and all-too-brief romance of her life. Through the pain of separation from her secret love and the stark isolation she feels as the details of her life consume her, she writes her thoughts of the four-day love affair which took up three journals. The journals are found by her children after the lawyer was going over Francesca’s will and all the contents which produces a key to her hope chest in the bedroom which contained some of hers and Robert’s things. The message they take from the diaries is to what you have to do to be happy in life. After learning that Robert Kincaid’s cremated remains were scattered off Roseman Bridge and that their mother requested that she too be cremated and her ashes to be scattered off Roseman Bridge, the children must decide whether to honor their mother’s final wishes or bury her alongside their father as the family had planned. Adapted from the novel by Robert James Waller, this is the story of a special love that happens just once in a lifetime — if you’re lucky
This is truly an IOWA love story portrayed beautifully in the movie staring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.
We booked this play very early as it had begun to sell out in June of 2017. We suggest you do the same with us as we only have 47 front row seats on hold.
9:30 AM - Depart from Sam’s Club parking lot behind Burger King
Additional pickups available in route.
11:30 AM - Arrive at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse.
12:00 PM - Lunch.
1:00 PM - “The Bridges of Madison County” begins
5:15 PM - Arrive Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club.
$ 99.50 All Inclusive - transportation via. luxury motor coach, onboard refreshments both adult and soft, excellent lunch, front row seating, and theater performance.