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Leaving Iowa, Oct 2016

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton

The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed “greatest generation.” It is a toast to their idealism and character and a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who 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. Don’s existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of youth. Premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre Company.
“Simultaneously hilarious and touching.” —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Leaves you with a smile on your face and a desire to hug your kids.” —Detroit News
“Quintessential family entertainment.” —The Chelsea Standard

Directed by Damon Gengo

Oct 13 – 23

Purchase your tickets here.

 

October 21st performance has been postponed

October 21st performance has been postponed

October 21st performance has been postponed! LEAVING IOWA It is with great disappointment that we must regretfully postpone tonight’sperformance of Leaving Iowa. The decision was not an easy one. Due to illness and personal loss suffered by several cast members, we feel like we cannot give the audience the performance they deserve. Our remaining cast […]

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One more weekend to see Leaving Iowa!

One more weekend to see Leaving Iowa!

Leaving Iowa runs through this weekend October 20 – 23 Orange Community Players The Comedy About Family Vacations  The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their […]

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Get your tickets! Leaving Iowa opens Oct 13

Get your tickets! Leaving Iowa opens Oct 13

Leaving Iowa Opens October 13 The Comedy About Family Vacations  The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Buy your tickets […]

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Mark your calendars! Leaving Iowa playing October 13 – 23

Mark your calendars! Leaving Iowa playing October 13 – 23

Follow our Facebook event here.  The critically-acclaimed play, “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. Directed by Damon Gengo. Get ahead of […]

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