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Kim Morris, Ian Lindsay, Robert Gallaher and Helen Harvester in Leaving Iowa.

Leaving Iowa , a laugh-out-loud comedy, playing at Taproot through June 16

Full of laughs and reminiscences, Taproot Theatre takes you on the ultimate, classic family road trip in the regional premiere of Leaving Iowa.

Remember those family vacations you tried to forget?

Stand-up comedians Tim Clue and Spike Manton teamed up to tackle issues of family and the Midwest in their hit play Leaving Iowa.

Clue explains, “Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth.”

In the play, Don’s memories of family road trips come to life as he travels cross-country to scatter his father’s ashes.

Packed with rollicking good humor, this celebration of family reminds us that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.

In Taproot Theatre’s production, director Karen Lund emphasizes the hysterical truths about wacky families while not losing sight of the importance of relationships and respect that grows over time.

Leaving Iowa has delighted audiences across America and will now take Seattle on an unforgettable journey. The whole family can come together to enjoy a show that reminds us all of the joys of childhood, adulthood and the times we have together.

This production features a talented cast of Ryan Childers, Jenny Cross, Robert Gallaher, Helen Harvester, Ian Lindsay and Kim Morris. The production team includes scenic and sound designer Mark Lund, costume designer Nanette Acosta and lighting designer David Nail. Anne L. Hitt serves as stage manager and L. Nicol Cabe as dramaturg.

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