Leaving Iowa – Original June 2020 performances CANCELED

Leaving Iowa was originally scheduled as part of the 2019-20 Playhouse John Viars Theatre Season. For tickets to the rescheduled, Feb. 19-Mar. 21, 2021, in-person performances, livestream, and video-on-demand opportunities, click here.

Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, returns home to put his father’s ashes to rest. When Don discovers that Grandma’s house in now a grocery store, he has a new mission – to trek across Iowa to find a proper resting place – and he’s dragging his entire family along with him! Join Don and his family on a family road trip that will bring them face to face with colorful characters from a motormouth waitress to eccentric Civil War reenactors and more.

Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays
John Viars Theatre
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.

Show Credits

By Tim Clue and Spike Manton

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.

Sponsored by

  • MidAmerican Energy