In this touching comedy Leaving Iowa, middle-aged writer Don Browning is searching for the perfect spot to scatter his father’s ashes. As he travels the paths his family took on their annual vacations, images of his father and the shared family tortures surround his memories. A premise that we all can relate to, as we all have memories of our own….”are we there yet?”…”Don’t make me turn this car around!”…I have to go to the bathroom!”
The real spark behind this work comes from being children of parents from the now dubbed “greatest generation,” says co-writer Tim Clue. “Leaving Iowa is a toast to their idealism and character, and perhaps a little roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.
Directed by Jeff Award-winning Director Rachel Rockwell, the cast of Leaving Iowa features: Katherine Banks, Diane Dorsey, Sean Patrick Fawcett, Don Forston, Valerie Glowinski and Alex Goodrich. In this short video clip, these actors recount their own memories of growing up and taking the infamous “road trips!”