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.