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The Bridges of Madison County at CST
July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until July 21, 2018
You are invited to performances of ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ at Corn Stock Theatre! Show dates are July 13 – 21 nightly at 7:30 pm at the Tent, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604.
Tickets are $22/Adult, $17/Student and are available at the box office, or by calling 309-676-2196, or order online at www.cornstocktheatre.com.
Director Bryan Blanks has assembled an outstanding cast and orchestra for this beautiful tale of romance, based on the best-selling novel, and the 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep.
The lush and deeply romantic score is written by Jason Robert Brown (Parade and The Last Five Years), and is conducted at CST this summer by Andrea Molina and a full orchestra. Intricate choreography is by Randee Blickenstaff, the most recent emerging choreographer making a name for herself on the Peoria theatre scene.
The cast features Adam Sitton and Dedra Kaiser in the lead roles, with supporting cast members Troy Hamilton, Celeste Matheson, Bob Parkhurst, Brian Haas, Lindsay France, Lauren Deppe, Eva Molina, Kyle King, Randee Blickenstaff and Paula VanKuren.
The ensemble cast includes Jacob White, Eric Gore, Thom Lacy, Froncie Clubb, Anna Nabhan, Nicloe Simkins, Monica Lin, Valerie Kelley, Heather Adams, Anita Foster, and Roxanne Hendrickson.
The story: Francesca Johnson retraces her journey as a young war bride from Naples to a farm in the Iowa cornfields. While she sings with proud self-possession of her cultural assimilation and the family she nurtured in the 18 years since leaving Italy, a melancholy picture emerges of a woman who has surrendered an essential part of herself. Her husband, Bud and their teenage children Carolyn and Michael are out of town for a few days at the 1965 State Fair, leaving her to contemplate her solitude. That makes her responsive when National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid saunters down her driveway, asking for directions to one of the covered bridges he’s shooting on assignment for the magazine. With a failed marriage behind him, Robert has put up walls around himself, choosing to engage with the world only through his camera lens. But something about this woman’s candor pierces his shell. A glass of iced tea together leads to a beer and then to dinner and to bed, opening up possibilities for which both of them are unprepared. It’s a story of love, betrayal, and the accidental rediscovery of a lost part of oneself.
Don’t forget to come early to the Tent on show night for our pre-show food vendor, Qdoba Mexican Restaurant, nightly from 5:30 -7:30 pm, weather permitting.
For more information, call 309-676-2196.