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Lakeland Civic Theatre presents “The Bridges of Madison County” Feb. 3-19

Posted: January 20, 2017 | Updated: February 6, 2017

Lakeland Civic Theatre presents “The Bridges of Madison County,” a Tony Award-winning musical running Feb. 3 through 19 in the college’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Performance dates: Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 440.525.7134 or online at

About the play

The story, set on a quiet farm in America’s heartland, is about an Italian war bride who is living life as an average Iowan housewife until a National Geographic photographer knocks on her door. He is seeking directions to the area’s historic bridges and he needs her help to find them. As they travel to the various locations for the photo shoots, an unexpected, yet powerful connection grows. And so begins a sweeping romance between soul mates that ultimately leads to the struggle between longing and commitments. It raises the questions in life about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross.

The play, directed by Dr. Martin Friedman, is the second theater production written by Jason Robert Brown presented this year at Lakeland and is also the Northeast Ohio local premier.

About Lakeland Civic Theatre

Lakeland Civic Theatre produces two shows annually where members of the community can enjoy exceptional play productions that range in themes from classical literature to the avant-garde, famed musicals to beloved comedies. Performers can include equity actors, community members and students. These professional productions take place in the 400-seat Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, where every seat has a great view of the stage and the feel of an intimate theater setting.

In addition to productions, Lakeland's theater program also offers classes that include the following: two survey courses in the history of theater; and classes in voice and movement, scene study, set construction, and lighting and sound. Students are afforded opportunities to perform in the Lakeland Civic Theatre or be a part of the production crew, where they gain a great deal of hands-on work experience using state-of-the-art technology.

Lakeland's faculty is drawn from the ranks of professional actors/directors and those who currently work in radio and television broadcasting.

Lakeland is located at the I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available.

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