With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with this GrouponLive deal to see Leaving Iowa at Lamplighter’s Theatre in Smyrna. For $10, you get two tickets for general admission seating (up to a $20 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m.<p>
Closing out Lamplighter’s “A Place to Belong” season, the comedic play Leaving Iowa tells the story of a family packing their bags and hitting the open road on a vacation undermined by haphazard hilarity. With the same enthusiasm he used to pilot the theater’s productions of My Fair Lady, Pride and Prejudice, and Guys and Dolls, seasoned director Greg Wilson leads the cast as they act out the trials and tribulations of spending quality time with the family. Relatable, sentimental moments abound while the kids vie for control of the back seat, the dad points out uninteresting landmarks, and the mother attempts to keep the peace and rouse everyone’s spirits.
As a part of the Springhouse Worship and Arts Center since 2004, Lamplighter’s Theatre Company has staged interpretations of many beloved shows, including The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The troupe also produces more edgy and obscure shows from its blackbox theatre and hosts summer drama camps for area children to improve skills in improvisation, role-playing, and prop tree impersonations.