Philadelphia Theatre Company has long held the contemporary American playwright at the core of its mission. Founded in 1974 as The Philadelphia Company by Robert Hedley and Jean Harrison, Philadelphia Theatre Company was the first of our city’s ambitious young performing arts companies to produce bold new work, while inviting audiences to participate in the development process.
Under the direction of Sara Garonzik from 1982-2017, and now under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Paige Price, Philadelphia Theatre Company has introduced more than 140 new plays and musicals to audiences in Philadelphia, New York, and around the country, establishing the Company’s national reputation for artistic quality, risk-taking and diverse programming.
Now, the PTC is proud to present The Bridges of Madison County on February 8th at its residential Suzanne Roberts Theatre!
Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question ‘What if…?’
In this soaring romance, Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm in 1965. However, her quiet escape is upended when ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens next in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.
The Bridges of Madison County is expected to run for two and a half hours with one intermission. The show is recommended for ages 14 and up. This sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.
At U City Flats, the premier apartments in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.
Friday, February 8, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146