We hope you’ve purchased your tickets for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, our Theater Bay Area Recommended production! Performances continue October 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, and 14. You can even use the discount code, WONDERING, to get a $10 DISCOUNT on your ticket!
Our story revolves around Francesca Johnson, a young woman born in Naples, Italy, who met her American-soldier husband at the end of World War II and came to the US as a ‘war bride.’ Of course, there have been many such war brides over the years. The company of “Bridges” was happy to meet the son of a real war bride from Naples – Francesca Sorvillo Stewart! Sarah Miller (who plays “Carolyn” in our production) met Francesca’s son Richard Stewart at a members meeting of the Italian American federation this summer. One thing led to another, and Richard attended our September 25 Sunday matinee, bringing photos of his mother and father, Clarence “Stefano” Stewart.
Follow this link to read their lovely story: http://madeintoamerica.org/italian-war-bride-francesca-tommasina-niccolino-sorvillo-stewart/
And then … follow this link to buy tickets to OUR lovely story! www.southbaymt.com/shows/bridgesmadisoncounty.html We hope to see you at the theater very soon!
Photos of a real Francesca, and her American soldier, Clarence “Stefano”