The critically acclaimed play "Leaving Iowa," by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, will be performed at the Lone Star College-Tomball Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Lone Star College-Tomball, Oct. 17 - 19, starting at 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," said Sherri Ryan White, director and LSC-Tomball drama program coordinator and professor. "Skill and timing will be everything, but the cast is undaunted."
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. They are available at the show, during box office hours and also online.