The life of Francesca Johnson, an Italian wife and mother, living in a 1965 Winterset Iowa town wrestles with an unfulfilled life. When her family leaves for a 4-H show she is met with an unexpected meeting with a photographer from National Geographic. As she decides to help the photographer, Robert, with his research, they begin to realize there is a spark developing between them. Francesca must deal with the feelings she has, and the implications her actions will have for both her and her family.
Bridges of Madison County has been nominated for 18 different awards, winning 2 Tony awards for best original score and best orchestration, 2 Drama Desk awards, and 1 Outer Critics Circle awards.