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Leaving Iowa Live at the Des Moines Playhouse

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - March 21 @ 2:00 pm


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 live performances are Feb. 19-21, Mar. 4-7, & Mar. 18-21, 2021. 7:30 PM Thurs.-Sat. and 2PM Sundays.

For those not yet ready to come into the theatre:
The Playhouse will offer a Livestream on opening night, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, and the opening night recording as a Video on Demand Feb. 26-28 and Mar. 12-14, 2021.


February 19 @ 7:00 pm
March 21 @ 2:00 pm
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The Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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