University of Iowa helping WMC stage its fall play

Western Michigan Christian High School's fall play for this year, an award-winning comedy which premiered at Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea in 2004, has received an unlikely supporter - the University of Iowa.
Nov 17, 2011


“Leaving Iowa” is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who begins traveling across Iowa in search of a proper resting place for his father’s ashes. This “father-and-son” road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, tortuous vacations of his childhood.

Since the play features many Iowa landmarks, as well as two characters who portray Iowa Hawkeye fans, director Al Schut contacted the University of Iowa to see if it would be willing to donate some Iowa shirts to the cast.

After several conversations, the University Book Store and Iowa Hawk Shop agreed to partner with the WMC Theatre Department to donate enough Iowa shirts to outfit the entire cast to help with the promoting and presentation of “Leaving Iowa.”

Western Michigan Christian High School will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the high school, 455 East Ellis Road in Norton Shores. For tickets, call 231-799-9644.


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