Leaving Iowa

“LEAVING IOWA” WILL BE PRESENTED Aug. 17-19 at the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre in Cook Forest.

COOKSBURG – The Footlighters of Elk County will make their debut at the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre in Cook Forest on Aug. 17-19 with, “Leaving Iowa,” a show about the iconic family road trip. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night.

“Leaving Iowa” tells the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who sets out for his father’s hometown to take his ashes to his childhood home. When Don discovers his grandparents’ house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper final resting place. With Don’s son along for the ride, the road trip shifts from the present to Don’s memories of his torturous childhood vacations. The existential journey leads Don to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States.

All shows are $15 per seat. Tickets are available online at www.sawmill.org or by calling the theatre’s box office at (814) 927-5275.

The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is part of the Sawmill Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to instructing, preserving and honoring the arts. Located at 140 Theatre Lane in Cook Forest State Park, the center also offers festivals and a craft market. For more information, visit www.sawmill.org.

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