Drama Class - Spring Play

Join Us for Our New Valley Troubadours Drama Class!

Fridays 3:15-5:15 (most practices);  Ages 13+ 

Second Semester, $100 per student 

(cost of class separate from Troubadours Family Cap)

The hilarious yet nostalgic story of “Leaving Iowa” centers on Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa in search of a proper resting place. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth from the present to memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don’s youth. Ultimately, Don’s journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.

This critically-acclaimed play by Tim Clue and Spike Manton is a hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a toast to the idealism and character of parents from the “greatest generation,” and a little roast of their dedication to the family road trip. A show suitable for ages 10 to 110, “Leaving Iowa” is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth. Since its printing by Dramatic Publishing, “Leaving Iowa” has played to packed audiences and great reviews in hundreds of theaters across the US. It’s guaranteed to have you laughing and remembering the childhood vacations you tried to forget.

There are many large cast scenes such as a farmer’s market and a grocery store. The play also includes super-fun characters: ditzy waitress, hillbilly farmer, civil war reenactor, Elvis-impersonating mechanic, and many more!

Click Below for Audition Excerpts

Audition Dates

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:00-5:00

    Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:00-8:00

    Callbacks:  Friday, Nov. 22, 3:00-7:00

Sign up for an audition time.

Sign ups are open from Nov. 1-8


*Troubadours fall semester participants have early access to audition times beginning Oct. 25

note:  you must register in order to receive an audition sign-up link.  The link will be at the bottom of your confirmation email

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