leaving iowa


may 3-6, 2012

arthur miller theatre

8pm thurs-sat

2pm sun

written by

Tom Clue and Spike Manton

directed by

Michael Schacherbauer

production staff:

Director - Michael Schacherbauer

Assistant Director - Michele Leshan

Producer - Martha Montoye

Costumer - Alix Berneis

Lighting Design - Rob Brown

Sound - Dave Winkler


A loving ode to the great American road trip, Leaving Iowa finds middle-aged writer, Don Browning, on a quest to take his father’s ashes to Don’s childhood home. Upon finding the family’s home has become a grocery store, Don traverses Iowa in search of a place for the ashes. Along the way he attempts to reconcile his past with the present. A2CT’s production brings Leaving Iowa back home to Michigan, where it received its world premiere at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea.


Don--Nick Boyer

Dad--Matthew Steward

Mom--Kathleen Beardmore

Sis--Dana Denha

Multiple characters male--Isaac Ellis

Multiple characters male--Steve White

Multiple characters female--Amanda Barnett

Multiple characters female--Erica Dutton