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The Bridges of Madison County opens next month at Omaha Community Playhouse

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 16:27:18-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The story of an emotional yet brief love affair takes the stage early next month at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

The Bridges of Madison County--based on the novel by Marsha Norman and the Oscar-nominated film--opens March 1 on OCP's Hawks Mainstage Theatre.

Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman, the play is focused around a romance that comes by surprise.

Robert, a National Geographic photographer, asks directions to an iconic covered bridge from a local Iowa housewife named Francesca. The pair experience an immediate connection that ultimately changes them forever--heartbreakingly exploring the "what ifs" life throws at them along the way.

The two lead roles in the production have been double cast, with Mackenzie Dehmer and Angela Jenson Frey playing the role of Francesca, and James Verderamo and Thomas Gjere playing the role of Robert. The actors will alternate each performance date.

A special State Fair Party will be held on March 1 to celebrate opening night. The celebration will include traditional state fair activities and concessions. This event is only for guests attending the opening night performance and will start at 6:30pm.

The production runs from March 1 to March 24. Shows start at 7:30pm Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 2:00pm Sundays. Ticket prices vary by performance and seating zone and can be purchased through the Omaha Community Playhouse Box Office, located at 6915 Cass Street.