All Recipes Are Home
April 11, 2015
Center for Faith and Lilfe
Commissioned by Hancher/The University of Iowa, Center Stage Series/Luther College, and Grinnell College.
Written and directed by Sean Christopher Lewis
This odyssey of Iowan proportions draws on interviews with Decorah locals, food lovers, and farmers and marries them to the history of Iowa land, telling the story of food and home in our own backyard. Incorporating dance and live folk music by The Awful Purdies, this custom-made play follows a young man who accepts work on an Iowa farm and the sister who embarks with a beloved family recipe on an epic journey across the state to find her wayward brother. Through food, she aims to remind him and all of us of the comfort of home.