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Leaving Iowa The Comedy About Family Vacations
Script of play about a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home. When he discovers his father's house is now a grocery store, he travels across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father.
Paperback, 114 pages
Published 2008 by Dramatic Publishing
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I wasn't terribly overwhelmed with this one. It was an interesting read just after Simon's Brighton Beach as they are both about family relationships and try to end on the positive note of "family over everything else" and "forgive and forget". Ultimately, though this was not very powerful. It might be better on stage than read (certainly needs lots of energy) and it might be that I am too close to it (as I am frequently in the car asking my kids to stop poking...physically or ...more