April 26-30 & May 4-6, 2006
Stage Direction by..........Tony Caselli
Set Design......................Corinne Betz
Costume Design.............Ruth Boyd
Lighting Design...............Dana L. White
Sound Design.................Quintessa Gallinat
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.
Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History
College Theater, Otterbein University Theatre, Musical Theatre, Drama
Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department, "Leaving Iowa" (2006). 2005-2006 Season. 5.