The Diviners

THE DIVINERS by Jim Leonard, Jr. directed by Rhett Bryson #FUDiviners February 13-16 & 21-23 at 8pm matinees February 17 & 24 at 3pm Set in rural Indiana in the early 1930s, Jim Leonard Jr.'s 1980 play, The Diviners, is suffused with a period regionalism that is almost folkloric in tone. The action revolves around the innocent character of Buddy, a mentally challenged adolescent whose near-drowning has resulted in extraordinary powers as a water witch and weather forecaster – skills essential to the Depression-era farmers of the region. When disenchanted preacher C.C. Showers wanders into town, he forms an intense friendship with Buddy that will prove fateful. It is through the touching elegy for Buddy that the tragic events of this deeply personal play has its ultimate effect on us. "A splendid drama by a playwright ... with poetic as well as human feeling." --Variety Single tickets on sale NOW. Box Office (864) 294-2125. In the Company: Buddy Layman - Aaron Prince Jennie Mae Layman - Emily Matthews Ferris Layman - Jamie Riedy C.C. Showers - Derek Leonard Norma Henshaw - Anna Bowman Darlene Henshaw - Claire Shea Goldie Short - Makala Fuller Basil Bennett - Andy Golla Luella Bennett - Anne Morgan Melvin Wilder - Jonathan Davis Dewey Maples - Jax Pratt stage managed by Lily Mayfield dramaturgy by Kevin Treu scenic design by Rhett Bryson lighting design by Derek Leonard costume design by Karsen Green sound design by Jillian Padgett technical direction by alan bryson with Morgan Goldsberry, Lee McCaskill, Matt Middleton, Tess Kamody, Clare Beth McConnell, Emily Enlow, Dasya' Young, Dennis Cheeks, Skyler Fox, Alise Harris, Molly Bryant, Reagan Seyer, Ellie Peoples, Andy Teye, Cammi Stilwell, Lizy Hernandez, Erynn MacFarland, Jil Gonodoven, Chelsea Helton, Patrick Fretwell
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  • February 15, 2019
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