In tiny Zion, Indiana, young Buddy Layman is the town idiot. What remains of Buddy after his mother saved him from drowning is the ability to sense water coupled with an intense fear of it. In this depression era story, town folk meander through their mundane chores and, bemoan what they lack - rain for crops, future brides and grooms for all, and a preacher for their salvation. When backsliding preacher C.C. Showers comes to town looking for work, the locals raise his powers to that of the Savior. C.C. befriends Buddy and finds more in his heart than anyone believed was there. C.C. is determined to rid Buddy of his hydrophobia. In this allegorical play, that which gives life, takes it away and leaves us pondering the costs and consequences of redemption.
"A splendid drama with poetic as well as human feeling".
"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer.... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy.... Compelling."
New York Magazine
Joseph Boyette, Gay Cooper, Barry Hubbard, Leah Hassett, Jeffrey Lloyd Heatherly, Amanda Johnston, Will Klundt, Blair Leatherwood, Ann Magdalen, Justin Munoz
Friday & Saturday at 8pm.
Sunday at 2pm.
July 9 through July 31, 2011
Regular admission: $20. Students, Seniors, SARTA: $15. Groups of 6 or more: $12.
California Stage Theater
R25 Arts Complex
2509 "R" Street t 25th Street