Forbidden love, yearned-for romance, and the hard choice between what you want and what is right elegantly entwine throughout Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s production of The Bridges of Madison County. The two-time Tony Award winning musical is set in a small Iowa town in 1965 and follows war bride Francesca’s passionate and revitalizing affair with visiting National Geographic photographer Robert. Francesca and Robert are filled to the brim with complex and powerful longing, and their lives are never the same after their first meeting. The musical and lyrical genius of Jason Robert Brown makes for an unforgettable, breathtaking experience that will leave audience members reeling in its graceful portrayal of love’s complications and life’s priorities.
The Bridges of Madison County • Through Sun, June 26; Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $25-$41 • University High School Theater • 12420 E. 32nd Ave., Spokane Valley • svsummertheatre.com • 509-368-7897
— Lauren Roddis