RCTC Theatre Presents: ‘Leaving Iowa,’ the Comedy About Family Vacations!

Join us April 19-28 for the hilarious yet touching comedy/drama “Leaving Iowa.” Performances are April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday Matinee April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for staff (limit 2), senior citizens 65+, kids 12 and under, and non-RCTC Students. RCTC students get in free with valid student ID. Cash or Check Only. Reserved Seating.

Email rhonda.jensson@rctc.edu or phone the box office at 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information.

April 20 is staff night, where staff can buy one ticket at $8 and get one free. The offer is good for April 20 only. The deadline for the deal is April 10.

Plot summary: The spark behind “Leaving Iowa” comes from being children of parents from the now-dubbed, “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism, strong character, and a small, good-humored roast of their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. Specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present back through Don’s memories of the annual, sometimes hilariously torturous, family vacations of his childhood. “Leaving Iowa” is a touching and humorous postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth. ​​​

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