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Weekend: ‘Leaving Iowa’ a roadtrip of memories

“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning 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. “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.
Far from a sad show, there are many amusing moments of sibling rivalry and madcap strangers Don and his family have met on their annual road trips. Anyone who has ever taken a car trip stuck in the back seat while parents were in the front will enjoy the story of Don’s adventures.
The show has a cast of Fort Findlay Playhouse veterans, with Patrick Davis and Julie Lane as the parents, Pete Rose as Don Browning, and Lindsay Taylor as his sister. Lori Foster and John Garner play multiple roles as the people the family meets along the way. It is directed by Jim Toth.
The show was written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton.
The show dates are Jan. 9-12, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the Arts Partnership in advance by calling 419-422-4624, or at the door a half-hour prior to the performances.

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