Lori Ecker, Rick Barber (left) and Darrin Gowan star respectively as Francesca Johnson, an Iowa farm wife; Robert Kincaid, a “National Geographic” photographer; and Richard Johnson, Francesca’s husband, in Footlite Musicals’ production of “The Bridges of Madison County.
“Bridges,” tells the story of Francesca, a lonely, Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. She looks forward to a rare four days alone on her farm when her family heads to the 1965 Iowa State Fair. That’s when the photographer pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens in those four days may well alter the course of Francesca’s life.
Opening Friday for a three-week run at Hedback Community Theatre, 1847 N. Alabama St. the production is recommended for mature audiences only. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $15 for youths 17 and younger, $23 for adults, can be reserved by calling 317-926-6630. All seats for the Thursday and first Sunday performances cost $10.