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Leaving Iowa

Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton

Show Dates: 21-23; 27-30, 2024

Auditions: April 15 & 16, 2024 6:30 pm (Cast size: 3m, 3w. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script)

This is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of his or her youth. Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times has called Leaving Iowa “Simultaneously hilarious and touching.”