As the greens of summer give way to the gold of fall, Homegrown Productions is proud to present the comedy “Leaving Iowa” September 30 – October 3. In a toast to, and a gentle roast of, the family road trip, we invite you to climb into the back-back of the station wagon and recall the roadside attractions, sibling skirmishes, and sweet nostalgia of vacations past.
“I’m thrilled to get this production on the road,” says director Susan DeRosa. “We had cast the show in March 2020 and scheduled our first rehearsal when COVID19 closed down public gatherings. When we started rehearsals last month, almost every member of the original cast was able to pick up where we left off. This was especially exciting as we are welcoming five actors who are new to Homegrown Productions.”
The cast features M.D. Nelson as Don, Darryl Schmitz ad Dad, Marci Balogh as Mom, and Debbie Lundeen as Sis. Chris Bouck, Lee Ettinger, Beverly Gross, Christopher Hibbs, Bob Pung, Ralph Simms, and Tom Webb play the remaining 21 characters that the family meets along the way.
Performances are September 30, October 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm, and October 3 at 2:00 pm at the Wilson Center Auditorium, 101 W. Cass St., St. Johns. General admission tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased the night of the performance at the box office in the Wilson Center. To maintain safe distancing, some seats will be blocked off. The auditorium seats 400 people, so there will be plenty of space for your party to find seats together. For more information, call 517-930-1421, or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.