Diviners (Community Theater)

  • Sep 20 - Oct 6, 2019

  • The Switch
    10029 East 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46038, United States

Description

When C.C. Showers, a back-sliding preacher, leaves the pulpit in Kentucky that he’s inherited from his forefathers and sets out to find an honest living for himself, he ends up in the tiny town of Zion, Indiana. He finds a job, and a place to lay his head, in the home of widowed mechanic, Ferris Layman. The farmers, shopkeepers, laborers, and impressionable young women of Zion welcome Showers with suspicion, curiosity, and ultimately joy -- the town has been without a preacher for many years, and the religious townswomen, led by zealous Norma Henshaw, know that Showers has been sent by the Lord to bring the word of God and build the church anew. Showers rebuffs the town’s efforts to set him up in their non-existent pulpit, and focusing his attentions on the mechanic, and his son and daughter. Showers fights a growing attraction to sympathetic Jennie Mae, but begins to think he can do some good as a friend to Buddy, a wild and innocent young man with a disturbed mind and some uncanny abilities. The death of his mother by drowning, and his own near-death, have given Buddy a powerful fear of water, even as a mysterious aquatic affinity gives him powers as a “water witch”, with the ability to divine wells and predict the rain. When his refusal to wash gives Buddy a bad case of the ringworm, Showers makes it his mission to calm Buddy’s fears and introduce him to water as a friend. The former preacher tries to keep Buddy’s feet on the ground, and heal him with the simple earthly magic of soap and water, but when the hopes of the townsfolk become involved, the line between bath and baptism becomes blurred, and tragedy inevitably strikes. Jim Leonard Jr.’s The Diviners is a luminous story of religion and magic, faith and doubt, love and grief. This comedic drama features a strong ensemble of well-rounded friends and neighbors, the well-intentioned denizens of a small town in search of it’s past, and uncertain of its future.

Venue Details
The Switch
10029 East 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46038, United States
Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy Serving Fishers since 2004! Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy has been providing music lessons, youth theater, and early childhood music classes to the Fishers and surrounding area since 2004. Our founder, Ji-Eun Lee, immigrated for Seoul, South Korea in the early 1990's. She studied piano performance at Indiana University. After graudating with her Masters of Music she remained in the area as a Church pianist and private teacher. In 2004 she opened the academy after her private teaching had grown too large for her to teach all her students. We don't just love play and teach music. We believe music is an essential part of life. Music is entertaining. Music relieves stress. Music helps us communicate with one another. When children learn to sing or play an instrument they grow intellectually. Children will learn to express ideas and emotions through music. Countless studies have been done that prove people who play music not only achieve better grades in school, but they are generally happier in life. It is also a life skill -- when we are all too old to play basketball or soccer we will still have music whether it's the Church choir, community band, or simply playing for our personal enjoyment at home. We want to share music with everyone. If you are ready to realize that dream give us a call today!