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Winneshiek Players seek actors for 'Leaving Iowa'
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FREEPORT, Ill. - Winneshiek Players will hold open auditions for "Leaving Iowa" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2 at the Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark Street, Freeport, Ill.

"Leaving Iowa," penned by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a tender comedy about Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home and decides to finally take his father's ashes to his childhood home as requested. When he discovers Grandma's house is now a grocery store, he heads out across Iowa looking for a proper resting place for his father.

Director Mark Jansen is seeking three women and three men for the cast. Female and male actors ages 20 to 55 are needed; actors may play multiple roles. Auditions involve a reading from the script; prepared pieces are not necessary. Production and backstage crew members are also needed. No previous theatrical experience is necessary.

The play opens April 30, and runs May 1, 6, 7 and 8. All performances are held at the Winneshiek Playhouse and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for this humorous and kindhearted portrayal of family vacations, the tension, humor and heartfelt memories, can be made by email: or by phone: (815) 232-7023. Tickets are $12.

Winneshiek Playhouse, is located at 228 W. Clark St., Freeport.

For more information about this and other community theater activities, call (815) 232-7023, or visit