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Romantic Story of Forbidden Love Will Unfold On Stage March 9-April 16

s part of its 2016-17 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series, Aurora Theatre is pleased to announce the addition of two-time Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, playing March 9- April 16! Based on the popular novel by Robert James Waller, the highly anticipated production will star two of the region’s leading actors Travis Smith (MEMPHIS and CHRISTMAS CANTEEN) and Kristin Markiton (INTO THE WOODS). Directed by Aurora’s Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson, musical direction will be led by Aurora co-founder and Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence.

“The choice to produce The Bridges of Madison County was a natural one because, like the rest of the shows in the coming season, it’s filled with strong emotion and celebration of diversity,” said Pence. “It’s our goal to continue to produce thought provoking and meaningful theater for audiences, and we’re confident that by including this production in the upcoming season, we will succeed.”

Set in a sleepy town in Iowa, The Bridges of Madison County explores the forbidden, whirlwind love affair between a National Geographic photographer named Robert and a lonely, Italian housewife Francesca, over the course of four days. Caught between decision and desire, as their chance encounter turns into a second chance at love, Robert and Francesca must decide if finally finding their soul mate is worth disrupting their current lives. Proclaimed as one of the most romantic stories ever written, this irresistible tale speaks to the power of love and the consequences that can go with it.

The 2016-2017 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series is as follows: 

IN THE HEIGHTS July 21 – August 28, 2016
WOMEN IN JEOPARDY September 29– October 23, 2016
CHRISTMAS CANTEEN November 17 – December 23, 2016
THE MOUNTAINTOP January 12 – February 12, 2017
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY March 9 – April 16, 2017
SPLIT IN THREE May 4-28, 2017

Ticket prices for the 2016-2017 Signature Series vary by performance. Tickets for season subscribers are available now, offering preferred seating choices and discounted pricing. Subscriber packages range from $72-$156. Single-show tickets go on sale to the public starting July 5. For more information on the series or to become a season subscriber, please visit or call the Box Office at 678.226.6222.