I attended the final performance of The Bridges of Madison County this afternoon.
I bought my ticket as soon as it was announced. Such a special show deserved an encore viewing.
It was better than the first time I saw it. Perhaps because the theatre was packed. Or because every word spoken, every note sung was the the last time for the actors and audience alike.
The performances were heartbreaking. There were three standing ovations during the show itself, and the curtain call was thunderous. Star Kelly O’Hara spoke to the crowd, promising that the show would ‘live on.’
I worried that the final performance might be a bit depressing, but it was one of the most inspiring things I have ever experienced.
Here’s hoping it comes to your town one day soon.