Taproot Theatre will present the regional premiere of Leaving Iowa. Written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton and directed by Karen Lund, Leaving Iowa opens on May 18 and runs through June 16, with previews on May 16 and 17.
Stand-up comedians Tim Clue and Spike Manton teamed up to tackle issues of family and the Midwest in their hit play Leaving Iowa. Tim Clue explains, “Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.” In Taproot Theatre’s production, director Karen Lund emphasizes the hysterical truths about wacky families while not losing sight of the importance of relationships and respect that grows over time.
About the show: "Remember those family vacations you tried to forget? Don’s memories of family road trips come to life as he travels cross-country to scatter his father’s ashes. Packed with rollicking good humor, this celebration of family reminds us that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.
"Leaving Iowa has delighted audiences across America and will now take Seattle on an unforgettable journey. The whole family can come together to enjoy a show that reminds us all of the joys of childhood, adulthood and the times we have together."
This cast are Ryan Childers, Jenny Cross, Robert Gallaher, Helen Harvester, Ian Lindsay and Kim Morris. The production team includes scenic and sound designer Mark Lund, costume designer Nanette Acosta and lighting designer David Nail. Anne L. Hitt serves as stage manager and L. Nicol Cabe as dramaturg.
Performances are Wednesday-Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday-Saturday, 8 pm; Saturday matinees, 2 pm. Previews: May 16 & 17, 7:30 pm, Opening Night: May 18, 8 pm, Pay What You Can: May 23, 7:30 pm, Senior Matinees: May 30 & June 6, 2 pm, Student Matinee: May 22, 10 am, Post-play Discussions: Wednesday evenings, excluding preview.
Tickets are available online at www.taproottheatre.org/buy-tickets/ and through Taproot Theatre’s box office, in person or by phone at 206.781.9707. Tickets range from $22-37, depending on the performance. Taproot offers a $5 senior/student discount off regular priced tickets (excludes previews). $15 tickets are available for ages 25 and under. Tickets for the senior matinee are $20. Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more through Group Sales; call 206.781.9708. Tickets for the pay-what-you-can performance are available day of show at the box office window; contact the box office for details.