Washington - Auditions for the Washington Community Theater Production of Leaving Iowa will take place on August 7, 9, and 10, starting at 7:00 PM at the Washington Community Theatre. Performances are scheduled for October 14, 15 and 16.
Leaving Iowa 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. This road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found himself or herself driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of youth.
The cast consists of four main characters; Don, Sis, Mom and Dad in both the past and present day portrayed by the same actors. Additional cast members can number as few as 2 and as many as 22. Aspiring as well as experienced actors are encouraged and welcome to attend auditions. Scripts are available for check out at the Washington Library. Please contact directors, Doug and Beth McBride at 653-2433 with any questions.