Leaving Iowa
Aug 7th, 2009 - Sep 20th, 2009
Directed & Sound Designed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Written by by Tim Clue and Spike Manton
Don Browning, Then & Now Kürt Norby
Dad David Cochran Heath
Sis, Then & Now Colleen Kollar Smith
Multiple Character Guy Paul Maley
Multiple Character Gal Cynthia Peters Gerber
Mom, Then & Now Kerry Meads
Scenic Design Mike Buckley
Lighting Design Nathan Peirson
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Properties Design Cecelia Church
Stage Manager (Aug 16 - Sept 20) Michael McKeon
Stage Manager (Aug 7 - 16) Lila Lace Flores King
Audio Master Patrick J. Duffy
"Best Bet! Adept director Deborah Gilmour Smyth and her highly capable cast squeeze out all the play’s comic juice. The best part of the evening is what it invokes in the audience: reminiscence of family fun, conflict and excursions gone by."
- ( San Diego News Network )
"Heartfelt and homespun! You can almost sense the farm fields flying by, and you’re likely to grab some laughs! The cast gets into the goofy fun of the enterprise, particularly Paul Maley and Cynthia Gerber, who play everyone from hayseed amputees to motel-trolling trollops. The main acting fourseome gets the family dynamics down well. Both Colleen Kollar Smith and Kürt Norby manage funny transitions between their childhood and adult selves. David Cochran Heath is nicely cast as the warm, funny father, and Kerry Meads finds a comfortable groove as the long-suffering mother."
- ( San Diego Union-Tribune )
"Mooooommm – Are we there yet? Tell me you've never once in your life intoned those words; I dare you! Under the light and sensitive direction of Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Lamb's Players Theatre brings out all the wistfulness and humor in the play. The lively and evocative production will probably send you racing to the phone to reminisce with one of your own family members – the ones you’re still talking to, that is, in the wake of your childhood travel traumas."
- ( Jazz 88 )