Advanced Drama to Present "The Diviners"

Berkeley’s talented students and faculty in Advanced Drama will present The Diviners in four shows January 22-24 in the Lykes Center for the Arts.

This award-winning, lyrical fable by Jim Leonard is set in rural America. It is a fascinating story that bristles with complex psychological undercurrents and a hint of Greek tragedy. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his son Buddy whose brain was damaged at age 4 during a near drowning where his mother died trying to save him. The childlike and uncontrollable Buddy has a sweet spirit but is terrified of water. Ironically, he has developed an uncanny ability to seek out water for his drought-besieged farm community. When C.C. Showers, a disillusioned preacher who has left his profession, comes to the farm seeking employment, food, and a hiding place from life, Buddy develops a unique bond with the man who also represents salvation to the beleaguered townspeople. C.C. devotes himself to helping Buddy and his efforts precipitate a startling chain of events.

This breathtakingly atmospheric and poignant story is being performed in the Lykes Center for the Arts on January 22 and Janurary 23 at 7:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. January 24. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $15 for reserved and $50 for Golden Angels. Berkeley students can purchase tickets in advance for $5 per show. To make a reservation, call 885-1673 extension 2297, come to the box office which will be open on January 13 from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., or mail your order to Kathi Grau, 4811 Kelly Road, Tampa, Florida 33615. The deadline for Golden Angel orders is January 10 for program credit.


4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673