"Leaving Iowa" Presents Humorous and Heartfelt Take on Family Vacations

Jan 19, 2018

We're talking with Chris Peterlin. He's directing Corn Stock Theatre's production of "Leaving Iowa." It's a "memory play," in which writer Don Browning goes on a road trip to scatter the ashes of his late father, with multiple flashbacks to a fateful family vacation. The play was written by two alums of Bradley University; this production is the first time it's been presented in central Illinois. Peterlin talks about the emotional tone of the play, and about the challenges of staging the multiple scenes that take place in the family car.

"Leaving Iowa" continues through Sunday, with performances in the Corn Stock Winter Playhouse, in Upper Bradley Park in Peoria.