Performance Photos by Siggi Ragnar: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at the Public Theatre, San Antonio, May 11 - June 3, 2018

(photos by Siggi Ragnar)


Based on the best-selling novel, this show captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland. Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.


“There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. And so begins a story you will never forget.”


Before The Bridges of Madison County landed on Broadway in 2014, and before its 1995 run as a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, the love story was a book penned in two weeks by an unlikely first-time Iowa novelist, college business professor Robert James Waller. Through each beloved incarnation the tale has garnered widespread accolades. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for about three years. It sold more than 12 million copies and has been translated into more than 40 languages.


What lies before us is a relatively open space, a vast expanse of possibilities. A road that leads under the untouched beauty of Iowa Sky, along endless miles of yellow cornfields. There are right and left turns, there are doors you choose to open and sometimes there is a bridge you dare to cross. And then all of a sudden, a single chance encounter can cause you to pause, take a deep breath, look around and connect to yourself once again. Its that moment we all have when we think about the other path. What about that love that I turned away from? What about that decision I had to make between schools? How did that alter the path I have been on?


This show celebrates the staggeringly high price and even greater value of the commitments and the choices we make to build a home. If you really think about it, we love in many different ways, and we can love different things simultaneously. Here in the United States, we have generally one word and description for love, but if you travel abroad and learn other languages, other cultures have many words and descriptions for love.


“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.” -J.Scott Lapp, director



Francesca - Mary Morrow

Robert Kincaid - Nick Szoeke

Bud - Robby Vance

Michael - Ramsey Sweatmon

Carolyn - Campbell Wilford

Marge - Katy Stafford Galindo

Charlie - Chip Wood

Chiara - Melissa Zarb-Cousin

Marian- Paige Berry

Ensemble- Chris Quiroz

Ensemble - Anthony Castro

Ensemble- Robert Nauman

Ensemble - Corina Zars

Ensemble- Sherry Gibbs Houston

Ensemble - Melissa B. Gonzalez

Ensemble - Erin Polewski

Ensemble - Beverly Baker

Swing - Kimberlyn Kacie

Director- J. Scott Lapp

Music Director- Darrin Newhardt

Choreographer- Courtnie Mercer

Stage Manager- Shane Vickers



The Bridges of Madison County
by Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown from Robert Waller's novel
Playhouse San Antonio

May 11 - June 03, 2018
Russell Hill Rogers Stage, San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio
800 West Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

The Bridges of Madison County runs Friday, May 11th - Sunday, June 3rd in the Russell Hill Rogers Auditorium with performances at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Performances at 2:00 pm on Sundays.  

Special Event Nights:

Pay What You Can Preview Night- May 10th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night (Reception to follow)- May 11th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Q101.9 Radio Night- May 18th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Food Truck Friday- May 25th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
ASL Night- May 26th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.


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TICKETS: $15 to $35

Season Packages:

Season packages are on sale now for the 18-19 season. Choose from Full Season, 6 shows or more, Opening Weekend only, or the Family Package. Contact the box office at 210-733-7258 for more details on purchasing.

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Military members (W/ID) may purchase tickets for $25.
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