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FPST Opens Bridges Of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel and subsequent Oscar winning film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?”

Winner of multiple 2014 Tony Awards, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, will leave audiences breathless.

Jaclyn Gonzalez Stapp and Royce McIntosh star in the roles of Francesca and Robert. Last season at FPST, Stapp starred as Mona Kent in Dames at Sea, and McIntosh was a member of the 50th anniversary 2019 company, playing Sam in Mamma Mia and Tito in Lend Me a Tenor. Francesca’s family is played by Glasgow’s Tommi Prewett, Benjamin Wambeke and FPST artistic director Andy Meyers, with Brittany Archambeault, Alicia Bullock- Muth and Versee Damien also in principle roles. The ensemble features Hinsdale’s Codi Donniaquo and Saco’s Chayten Pippin, along with Sydney Hayward, Shy Iverson, Jay Michael Roberts and Bryan Songy.

Musically directed by Scott Koljonen, the live band is comprised of Luree Green-Chappell, Bergen Miller, Taylor Noll, Jayden Ostler and Ben Sellers.

Shelby Mariah Art and Meyers co-direct the production.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., selected Saturday 2 p.m. matinees and Sundays at 4 p.m.

For tickets, visit www.fortpecktheatre. org or call 406-228-9216. The theatre box office is open from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays. To reach the box office directly, call 406-526-9943.

The rotating schedule continues with Forever Plaid, The Compete History of America (Abridged!) and The Bridges of Madison County

until July 10, followed by:

• Always…Patsy Cline: July 15-24

• Seussical: July 29 – Aug. 14

• Wait Until Dark: Aug. 19 – Sept. 4

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