Fernando Rivadeneira, Jessica Stith & More to Lead CAT Theatre's LEAVING IOWA

Fernando Rivadeneira, Jessica Stith & More to Lead CAT Theatre's LEAVING IOWA

CAT Theatre will present Leaving Iowa, by Spike Manton and Tim Clue May 23, 2014 through June 7, 2014. Leaving Iowa is a loving tribute to a more innocent time when nearly every summer included the dreaded family road trip.

Director Amy Berlin has chosen the following cast:
Don: Fernando Rivadeneira
Sis: Jessica Stith
Mom: Laurie Follmer
Dad: Ray Green
Multi Woman: Kathy Parker
Multi Man: Tyler Simpson

Leaving Iowa premiered at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre in Michigan where it broke box office records. It then ran for over a year at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago and was subsequently honored with awards with its West Coast premiere at the Laguna Playhouse. Since then, Leaving Iowa has become a phenomenally successful show with hundreds of critically acclaimed, sold-out productions all over the country. CAT is thrilled to produce the Richmond premiere of this family friendly, charming, and funny show.

Director Amy Berlin says, "This play has so many moments that seem lifted exactly from my childhood, and Tim Clue and Spike Manton's beautiful script weaves these memories into hilarious, and ultimately touching, vignettes. Plus, Leaving Iowa has the structure I am drawn to as a director: non-linear storytelling (the play jumps back and forth in time and tells the story in a very theatrical manner), actors playing multiple characters (SO many costumes and wigs!!), hilarious comedy, and just a little bit of magic."

Photo by Amy Berlin

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