Winneshiek holds auditions for Leaving Iowa March 1-2
From press release
FREEPORT, Ill.—Winneshiek Players will hold open auditions for Leaving Iowa at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, March 1-2, at the Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark St., Freeport, Ill.
Leaving Iowa, penned by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a tender comedy about Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home as requested. When he discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he heads out across Iowa looking for a proper resting place for his father. On his journey, he recalls comical childhood vacations—the good, the bad, the ugly.
Director Mark Jansen is seeking three women and three men for the cast. Female and male actors ages 20 to 55 are needed; actors may play multiple roles.
Auditions involve a reading from the script; prepared pieces are not necessary. Production and backstage crew members are also needed. No previous theatrical experience is necessary.
The play opens April 30 and runs May 1 and May 6-8. All performances are at the Winneshiek Playhouse and begin at 7:30 p.m. Reservations for this humorous and kindhearted portrayal of family vacations, the tension, humor and heartfelt memories, can be made by e-mail to email@example.com or by phone at (815) 232-7023. Tickets are $12.
The Winneshiek Playhouse, home of the nation’s oldest continuous all-volunteer community theater, is at 228 W. Clark St., in downtown Freeport, one block north of free municipal parking. For more information about this and other community theater activities, call (815) 232-7023 or visit wplay.org.
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