Leaving Iowa GHS Students

Galesburg High School Theater presents the 2021 Fall Play, "Leaving Iowa". 

"Leaving Iowa"
By Spike Manton and Tim Clue

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
Director: Katryna Weingart
Technical Director: Russ Ullrich
Producer: Scott Rasso 

Friday, November 19, 2021
7 p.m.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 
Sunday, November 21, 2021
2 p.m. 

Jack Larson Auditorium
Lombard Middle School
1220 East Knox Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Tickets for adults may be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $12 each and students are free with current Student ID or Student Activity Pass. 

Karyna Weingart, director, provides more information about what those in attendance can expect at the performance,

"When I read Leaving Iowa for the first time, I was invested in the father and son relationship between Don and his dad. Don reminisces on this “disaster” of a family vacation that did not go as planned. With the comedic hiccups along the way, Don has fond memories of his father. Don’s memories of his Dad I found relatable. 

As someone who has a Dad still alive, I found myself remembering the family vacations I had in the past. I remembered going to historical sites and rural areas throughout the Midwest where everything was fascinating. I also thought about the vacations that were photographed of my parent’s family vacations. Vacations tended to be a big part of my family; their memories often brought us closer together despite the chaos that would ensue from being away from home. 

My hope as a director is that the audience remembers fond memories of vacations with their families when they were younger, even if the vacation was a bit chaotic at the time."

We hope you can join us for the GHS production of, "Leaving Iowa". 

The following pictures are from some of the rehearsal sessions for the upcoming performance.