When: Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m., Sun., April 10, 1 & 6:30 p.m. and Sun., April 17, 1 p.m. Continues through April 17 2016
Robert James Waller set hearts afire with his 1992 novel, The Bridges of Madison County. It's about a lonely wife in rural Iowa who meets a National Geographic photographer one weekend while her husband and kids are out of town at the 4-H club nationals. Francesca came to America from Italy, and still misses Naples. Robert recently photographed the city, and together the two bond over their Neapolitan memories. Both know when the weekend ends Francesca's family will return, but the pair can't fight their growing passion. Can Francesca abandon her life to start over? Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman's musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County plays at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or www.fabulousfox.com) Tuesday through Sunday (April 5 to 17). Tickets are $25 to $80.