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Leaving Iowa - Full Length Play, Comedy

Leaving Iowa

Spike Manton, Tim Clue

Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9781583425855

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The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed "greatest generation." The story 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 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. 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 his or her youth. Premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. May be expanded to 26 actors (4m., 4w., 18m. or w.)
"Spike Manton and Tim Clue … have honed the written words to a level of perfection." —Lansing City Pulse "Simultaneously hilarious and touching." —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times "Leaves you with a smile on your face and a desire to hug your kids." —The


3m, 3f

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