September 29, 2023

Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue & Spike Manton
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Simpkins Hall Theatre

By Tim Clue & Spike Manton
Directed by Adam Lewis
September 29 & 30 at 7:30pm in Simpkins Theatre

About the play: 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.
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 Tammy Killian
 Phone: 3092891543
Source: Department of Theatre & Dance

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail
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