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“Leaving Iowa” brings laughs to LSC-Tomball PAC

The critically acclaimed play “Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, will be performed at the Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center October 17-19, 7:30 p.m.

A family-friendly comedy that celebrates parents from the “greatest generation” and lampoons the family road trip, “Leaving Iowa” is the story of a middle-aged writer who finally decides to take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested, only to find grandma’s house is now a grocery store.  The search across Iowa for a proper resting place for the ashes becomes an existential journey that leads the son to reconcile his past and present, as well as recall the torturous, annual family vacations of his youth.

“This play is fun for audiences and intimidating for actors; the sparse staging puts the spotlight squarely on the performers, figuratively and literally.  Skill and timing will be everything, but the cast is undaunted,” said Sherri Ryan White, director and LSC-Tomball drama program coordinator and professor.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, $8 for 18 years old and younger, and $5 for LSC students with I.D., and available at the performances, during box office hours (Monday ?Friday, 1:00 ?4:00 p.m.), and at LoneStar.edu/tomball-drama.  For more information, contact the box office at 281.401.1889, Gary Cooper at 281.401.1890 or Gary.Cooper@lonestar.edu.

LSC-Tomball Performing Arts Center is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway in Tomball.