On Stage – March 1

Footlite premieres musical ‘Bridges’

INDIANAPOLIS — “The Bridges of Madison County” chronicles the four-day affair between a lonely country farm wife and a traveling National Geographic photographer who comes to Iowa to shoot the area’s fabled covered bridges. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller, “Bridges” tells how Francesca’s sadness and solitude are broken when her husband and children leave for the 1965 Iowa State Fair, and a weary Robert Kincaid stops to ask directions for his assignment. The pair’s connection is instant and deep, yet short-lived, and haunts them both for the rest of their lives. This premiere opens Friday at Footlite Musicals, 1847 N. Alabama St., and runs through March 18. Performance dates, times and ticket prices can be found at footlite.org.

‘American Buffalo’ in final weekend

CARMEL — David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play in 1977. The playing at the Carmel Community Playhouse, “American Buffalo,” which includes mature language, features three small-time crooks in a Chicago junk shop plotting to rob a man of his coin collection. “American Buffalo” plays one more weekend at the Carmel Community Playhouse, 14229 Clay Terrace Blvd. Visit carmelplayers.org for show times and ticket prices.