Leaving Iowa

Laguna Playhouse

Told in flashback, this sentimental comedy about a journalist who returns home to Winterset, Iowa to find a final resting place for his father's ashes is a nostalgic ode to days gone by. As the journalist searches for the perfect spot to scatter the ashes, he relives the summer vacations he spent as boy trapped in the family station wagon en route to uninteresting historical sites with well-meaning but naïve parents and a bickering sibling. With a generous dollop of humor and a heart as big as the Midwest, Leaving Iowa shows us that the journey really is as important as the destination.
Thu., Nov. 13, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 26, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 30, 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Dec. 14, 2008