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Leaving Iowa - The Comedy About Family Vacations
May 7th - May 16th, 2021 CST
Online sale ends: 05/07/21 at 4:30pm CST
Old Fort Players
725 Avenue G
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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The idea 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. “Leaving Iowa” premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre Company on January 22, 2004 in Chelsea, Michigan, directed by Antony Caselli.

“Leaving Iowa” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL. Directed byTy Clute and Angela Sanford. 

Performances run May 7-9 and 14-16, 2021. Evening shows begin at 7:30 and the curtain rises on Sundays at 2:00 pm. (Adult $15; Senior, Military, Vet $12; Student $10.) 

For those wanting to pay cash or credit for tickets at the door, you can and should reserve your seat by phone or Facebook Messenger. Seating is limited due to COVID-19. Masks will be required.

This season would have been Old Fort Players’ 40th anniversary but the celebration has been postponed until the Covid lockdown ends and a full season can be scheduled. The theater is located in downtown Fort Madison at 725 Avenue G. Send a Facebook message, send an email to oldfortplayersfm@gmail.com or call 319-372-9559 for more information. Like them on Facebook (Fb@oldfortplayers) or visit www.oldfortplayers.com to keep up with everything that’s going on at the theater.

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No outside food, drinks, cameras, videoing of the live performance including live streaming or any other type of social media posting are allowed.

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7:30pm to 9:45pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Adult: $15.00
Seniors/Military/Veterans: $12.00
Students: $10.00

All Ages

Old Fort Players<br> 725 Avenue G<br> Fort Madison, 52627




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