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Tickets on sale for MMCC production

HARRISON — Tickets are now on sale for the MMCC Theatre production of “Leaving Iowa” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. This comedy about family vacations will be presented in the MMCC Auditorium on the Harrison campus.

Matinees are set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 6, 8, 13 and 15. An optional buffet luncheon is available at 12 p.m. in the Michigan Room. The Nov. 8 luncheon is full. Show-only tickets are still available. Interested patrons can ask to be placed on a waiting list in case seats become available. Ticket prices are $8 for the show only or $20 for the luncheon and show. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance and seating is limited.

Evening performances are at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under.

“Leaving Iowa” is a warm, funny, sentimental comedy about family and family vacations.  More specifically, it is the story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer who returns home after a longer than intended delay, to take his father’s ashes to their final resting place.

The father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s past memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don comes to reconcile his past and present with many side-trips, changes of plans, personal reflections and encounters with plenty of memorable characters.

Nominated for Best New Play in the country by the Detroit Free Press, the play has received critical acclaim. It is guaranteed to have you laughing and remembering the childhood vacations you tried to forget.

Tickets can be purchased in the Harrison Campus Bookstore.  For credit card orders using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, call the bookstore during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Fridays.

For more information visit www.midmich.edu/theatre or call Dawn at (989) 386-6632.

Full Cast List:
Mom — KATHERINE D. JOHNS
Dad — CHARLIE RICH
Sis — DANI DAVIS
Don — MACKENZIE TREVOR
Judy/Museum Assistant/Jessie — JAZLYN HALE
Bob/Farmer Johnson/Grandpa/Civil War Guy/Park Ranger — KEVIN ALLEN
Uncle Phil/Joe Hofinger/Mechanic/Amish Guy/PA Announcer — MATTHEW A. DIXON
Aunt Phyllis/Shopping Lady — TONIA BURHANS
Mrs. Johnson/Grandma — MARCIA GARCIA
Fruit Gal/Amish Gal/Jayne/Clerk — NACHELLE MARSHALL
Cart Chaser/Jack Singer — LANCE M. LaVALLE
Jamie — KRISTINA OPAL MARIE AHRENS
Drunk Lady — HALEIGH ROGERS

FRONT ROW (L-R): Katherine Johns (Harrison), Mackenzie Bacon (Mt. Pleasant), Dani Davis (Beaverton) and Charles Rich (Harrison). SECOND ROW (L-R): Tonia Burhans (Evart), Kevin Allen (Rose City), Matthew Dixon (Clare) and Marcia Garcia (Gladwin). BACK ROW (L-R): Haleigh Rogers (McBain), Nachelle Marshall (Clare) and Lance LaValle (Harrison). Not pictured: Jazlyn Hale and Kristina Opal Marie Ahrens.

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