A comedic look at the real story of family vacations is the subject for the Fall Mainstage production at Fresno Pacific University.

Leaving Iowa follows the Browning family through the past and present on two very different types of family road trips. Fueled by humor, joy and heart, playwrights Spike Manton and Tim Clue explore the lengths we go to in order to create lasting family memories. This show is best for ages 6 and up.

The curtain rises at 7:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, November 14-16 and November 21-23, as well as at 4:00 p.m. Sunday November 17, in North Hall Chapel (Room 123) on the main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Admission is $14 for general audiences, $10 for seniors and non-FPU students, $8 for FPU employees and alumni and $5 for FPU students. Group rates are available for parties of more than 10. Tickets are available at the door or online at fpu.edu/leaving-iowa.

Mark Tyler Miller, M.F.A., assistant professor and program director for theater, directs the production. The cast includes Robert Hill as “Don”; Alexa Heinrich as “Sis”; Tiana Gabel as “Mom”; Jeff Jones as “Dad”; Madison Alley as “Judy,” “Uncle Phil,” “Shopping Lady,” “Joe,” “Hoe Fingers,” “Amish Gal,” “Civil War Guy,” “Jaime,” “Hotel Clerk” and “Jessie”; and Drew Anderson as “Bob,” “Aunt Phyllis,” “Fruit Cart Guy,” “Cart Chaser,” “Jack Singer,” “Amish Guy,” “Museum Assistant,” “Fred,” “Drunk Lady” and “Wayne.”

For more information contact Mark Tyler Miller at 559-453-3429 or mark.miller@fresno.edu.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations