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‘Bridges’ company members visit Time Out Youth

‘Bridges’ company members visit Time Out Youth

Members of the touring company of “The Bridges of Madison County” visited Time Out Youth in Charlotte Thursday to mentor LGBT folks.
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Members of the touring company of “The Bridges of Madison County” visited Time Out Youth in Charlotte Thursday to mentor LGBT folks.

“The Bridges of Madison County” tells of a love affair that sets disapproving tongues wagging in an Iowa town. So perhaps it’s natural for performers in that musical, which has settled into Knight Theater this week, to sympathize with others in a similar boat.

Company members went over to Time Out Youth Thursday to visit the Drop-In Space and meet informally with members of the LGBT community. The goal was to connect with kids who have faced disapproval and isolation and share their experiences.

The “Bridges” team, which has adopted the motto “Love is Always Better” – the title of a song from the show – was responding to the recent passage of HB2 by the N.C. Legislature. Though the show never considered skipping Charlotte as a tour stop, folks associated with it wanted to promote a message of equality.

Lawrence Toppman

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