The Diviners, Fall 2009

The Diviners

The Diviners
By Jim Leonard, Jr.

Nov. 5-7 & 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.

Wood-Mar Auditorium

Caleb Thurston

Buddy Layman almost drowned as a toddler. Now, as a teenager, he can feel the rain coming from miles away and is the best water diviner in the county. The small farm community of Zion, Ind., (population 40) trusts Buddy’s water instincts, but they also marvel at his terror of water and his inability to bathe.  When a charismatic but backsliding preacher drifts into town and befriends Buddy, the two lost souls find a common bond as they help each other divine for truth, faith and hope. But the play drifts toward irreversible tragedy when the townsfolk demand that the young preacher returns to the pulpit.