Wilmot Union High School will present “Leaving Iowa” as the fall play on Nov. 1 and 2.
The comedy about family vacations was written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. Thirteen Wilmot students play the roles of an Iowa family and multiple quirky characters as they tell the story of a young journalist who travels back home to Winterset, Iowa to honor his father’s last wish. Along the way he encounters unforeseen road blocks and problems, which lead him to reminisce about the vacations he had taken as a young boy. This two act play takes a heartfelt trip down memory lane.
“We are hoping that the show will have the audience laughing, maybe through some tears, and gets them thinking about their own family vacations when Dad refused to stop for directions and mom gently kept things under control,” said director Karen Heelein.
Performances are Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Members of the production are: Sarah Zerr, Elena Schleusner, Mike Walker, Burnett Manny, Katiana Rachev, Stephen Squires III, Kiersten Ekornaas, Jessica Rainey, Reilly Kuhn, Aimee Orndorf, Destany Matzke, Taylor Scott, Aeryn Burgess, Morgan Kowitz, Kelsey Moen, Sarah Poteracki, Abbey Severt, and Emily Walter