MHS PRESENTS SPRING PLAY
MHS PRESENTS SPRING PLAY
Jan Clark
Friday, March 01, 2019

The Minneapolis High School Drama Department will present the comedy, Leaving Iowa, by Time Clue and Spike Manton on Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, at 7:30 in the MHS Auditorium.  A wide variety of seats will be available both nights. Admission will be $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.  This play is presented with permission from Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc.

This outrageous comedy is a send-up of the classic family road trip. More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, 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 searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don's memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood.


Leaving Iowa:  Cast

DON ……………………………...……………..Dakota Davis

DAD……………………………………...……..Sam Plummer

MOM (older and younger) ……..……..Contessa Weishaupl

SIS  (older and younger) ………………..……...Olivia Jones

BOB- a one-armed hog farmer .................Levi Ausherman

JUDY-Hog farmer Bob’s wife…………...……..Harlee Small

UNCLE PHIL- Don’s Uncle……….…………...Nick Harding

AUNT PHYLLIS-Don’s aunt…………………….Eva Gusatu

FRUIT CART GAL…………………….……...Reagan Smith

GRANDPA-Don’s grandfather ……….…...Levi Ausherman

CART CHASER-Store employee………....Clayton Tunison

JOE HOEFINGERS-Farmer with hoe………...Nick Harding

PROFESSOR SINGER………………………….Zoie Shupe

AMISH GUY…………….…………………...Clayton Tunison

AMISH GAL…………….……………………..Reagan Smith

CIVIL WAR GUY………………….…………….Nick Harding

MUSEUM ASSISTANT…..……………………...Eva Gusatu

FRED-mechanic …………………….……...Levi Ausherman

JAMIE-works with Fred ………...……………..Harlee Small

HOTEL CLERK…………...…………………..Reagan Smith

LADY AT HOTEL-patron in hotel…..……..Levi Ausherman

JESSIE-nightmare waitress…….……………..Kersti Nelson

CREW

Backstage Crew

Rory Blochlinger……………………Student Sound Director

William Clever……………………….Student Lights Director

Kaylee Tibbits………………………………………..Spotlight

Trinnity Randall……………………………………...Projector

Koda Cabana…………………………...Backstage Manager

Construction……………………………………….Ian Snyder

Zoe Fancella…………….…………………..Backstage Crew

Make-up and Hair Crew

Claire Lichtenwalter          Hana Hodges

Rose Koelling                                              Jaylin Lundberg

Mackenzie Probasco                  Trinnity Randall

Olivia Jones