Love Street Playhouse ‘Leaving Iowa’ runs May 5-21

“If you’re not happy, then come get happy!” Come join the hysterics with this zany, laugh-out-loud comedy about family vacations.

Love Street Playhouse is proud to present Leaving Iowa, written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, a fond, yet raucous look at summer vacations driving cross-country in the family car. The show opens May 5th with complimentary wine opening night, and runs through May 21st, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm, at Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Ave in Woodland, WA. Tickets are available at

Continuing its 10-year Anniversary Season, Love Street Owner and Artistic Director, Melinda Pallotta directs this hilarious, comic adventure. “We performed this show at Love Street 6 years ago and knew that we had to do it again someday. We just had so much fun with the script. And now, with new script revisions, it’s funnier than ever.”

Boasting the return of the original Love Street cast, including Dave Roberts (of Vancouver, WA) in the lead role as Don Browning, Tom Golik playing Dad and Melissa Schurman playing Sis (both from Woodland, WA), Rebecca York (of La Center) as Mom and featuring two seasoned Northwest actors, Lou Pallotta (Ridgefield) and Tracy Sacdalan (Portland) in multiple character roles, this show promises to be stellar!

Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road, revisiting fond memories of their youth. The story centers on Don Browning (played by David Roberts), 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 existential journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at an unpredictable and perfect final destination.

Tickets are $17-$20 in advance when you choose your seats online by visiting the theatre’s website at or by calling (360)907-9996. For information on advertising in their programs or to become a business sponsor please contact Melinda Pallotta at (360)907-9996.

Local business sponsors and advertisers contributing to the Love Street Playhouse include America’s Family Diner, Port of Woodland, Columbia Bank, Woodland Truck Line, Lou Pallotta of Chianti Club Productions, S & V Tax Service in Longview, Business Cents NW, Inc., Holland America Flower Gardens, Benno and Klazina Dobbe, Columbia River Carbonates, Erica Rodman with Woodland Real Estate, Lee and Tim Welch, New Phoenix and Last Frontier Casinos, & Lelooska Foundation.

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