The Diviners

by Jim Leonard, Jr.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach while he tries to persuade the child to wash. The Diviners is in turns humorous, beautiful, and tragic; and surprisingly speaks of many present day concerns with gentle wisdom.

Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Recommended for mature audiences – adult themes and adult language.

The Diviners will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse in 2018 on March 16 – 17 & 22 – 24 at 7:30pm and March 18 & 24 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.


 Director – Jake Barrow