The Diviners

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, "The Diviners" is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a preacher.

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n the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two.

This play, by Jim Leonard Jr., is presented by Clayton Youth Theatre.