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Leaving Iowa

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  • Presented By: Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • Dates: 2/19/2021, 2/20/2021, 2/21/2021, 3/4/2021, 3/5/2021, 3/6/2021, 3/7/2021, 3/18/2021, 3/19/2021, 3/20/2021, 3/21/2021
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Overview

    An outlandish take on the classic family road trip, Leaving Iowa, is the story of writer Don who returns home to find a final resting place for his father’s ashes. When he discovers his grandmother’s house is now a grocery store, Don travels across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father and son road-trip transitions smoothly between Don’s present predicament and his memories of the torturous but hilarious annual family vacations with Mom, Dad, and Sis. With his father’s help, Don realizes that the journey really is as important as the destination.

    Leaving Iowa and Stuart Little will be in repertory, alternating weeks. Leaving Iowa performances are Feb. 19-21, Mar. 4-7, & Mar. 18-21, 2021.

    For those not yet ready to come into the theatre:

    The Playhouse will provide a Livestream on opening night, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Click here to purchase Opening Night Livestream of Leaving Iowa.

    Livestream and Video On-demand (VOD) guidance:

    • When you order a streaming option, you will receive a link in Your Confirmation email that comes from djacobson@dmplayhouse.com. (Check your junk/spam folder as it sometimes ends up there.)
    • The stream can be cast to your smart TV if your TV can accept casting. (The newer models do.) Or if you have ROKU or Chromecast, they too can accept your casting.
    • If you purchase VOD, you can watch the video as many times as you want in a 24 hour period from the first time you start the video. Your link can only be used on one device.
    • For both Livestream and VOD, the camera is seated in the front row of the ramp – our most popular seat with patrons – and captures the entire stage. There are no Hamilton/Disney+ multiple cameras and close-ups; it is as if you are in the theatre, sitting in the front row of the ramp. If there is a preshow talk, that is included.
    Performance Times:
    7:30 PM Thursdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays; Feb. 19-21, Mar. 4-7, & Mar. 18-21, 2021