The audience gasps in wonder when Beck effortlessly chug-a-lugs two full bottles of root beer in succession. Director Zachary Owen reversed the positions of the audience and the stage to build a raked thrust platform with the audience seated intimately on three sides of the stage for the current production of Jim Leonard, Jr. Two of these three questions are answered in Act Two. The role was the first he played when he began acting just two short years ago. One half of our season, the Playwrights Festival, Directors Festival, and class projects perform in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre. He is the one who diagnoses Buddy's problems. Tickets purchased greater than one week will be postal mailed.
Agrees with Norma about C. When the boy was young he almost drowned. Miraculously, Buddy seems to have been left with a gift: he can locate precious underground aquifers. It is in turns humorous, beautiful, and tragic; and surprisingly speaks of many present day concerns with gentle wisdom. Contact Us Do you have any questions, comments or concerns about The Diviners?.
Showers, a stranger passing through the town, which is profoundly affected by both the stranger's arrival and Buddy's tragedy. Goldie is waiting for a revival of faith to bring a revival of business to her diner; her best business was on Sundays when church-goers traditionally go out for brunch or dinner. Additionally, once the transaction with Eventbrite is complete you will receive a traditional paper ticket to this event from the Fullerton College Box Office not Eventbrite. The youth has been abnormally terrified of water since age four when his mother drowned saving him. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. Buddy is, nonetheless, a charismatic child, prone to speaking of himself in the third person, and gifted with the ability to find well or to divine water. Each season of plays provides a wide variety of roles and production post experiences for Theatre students.
Director Owen has done a masterful job pulling his audience in. Is here a way to appreciate the act of script-reading? She leads the town in singing hymns when C. Any topics or concerns related credit card charge disputes or customer data security are solely between the purchaser and Eventbrite and not the responsibility of Fullerton College or the North Orange County Community College District. Relevant discussion may be found on the. The Diviners: A Play in Two Acts and Elegies Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. In his debut as a professional playwright, Jim Leonard Jr.
He seems to be able to relate to Buddy in ways that most people can't. He is older and takes Dewey under his wing. Wilder and Maples added some necessary humor throughout, as the clueless Melvin instructed the naïve Dewey in the ways of the world — chiefly in how to get a date with the dangerously lovely and bored Darlene. What happened to his mother? Show times are at 7:30 p. T he play enjoyed widespread acceptance among leading regional theatres, and has become a popular choice for school and community theatre productions. Eventbrite acts as Fullerton College's ticketing agent solely for the purpose to collect payments made by attendees with respect to such event hosted at Fullerton College.
They include Danny Moore southeast Portland as Buddy; Jake Heil Lake Oswego as C. The entrance to the theatre is located inside the patio area found on the east side of the 1300 building. But other characters have issues of faith as well. Showers: A former preacher battling his own demons who befriends the boy. The play will feature a talented group of student performers. She sneaks off to dance with Dewey. Series Type Contemporary Piece: Our contemporary series cover stories and settings that address modern issues such as open sexuality or events such as recent political conflicts.
However, that did not alienate me and I, along with my peers, wept for Buddy's fate. We will subsequently notify you when it is complete. Written by Jim Leonard Jr. A disillusioned Kentucky preacher named C. The body of the play is the memory of the time leading to the climactic event. About the event the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism.
He and Jennie Mae have an attraction that ends as quickly as it begins due to major age differences. Buddy is befriended by C. Alternatively, you can call us today at 714-992-7150 to speak with our staff directly. In the Urban Dictionary¸ Henshaw is defined as a substitute for a common expletive, or a vulgar term for female genitals. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The owner of the town's Dry Goods general store, Norma Henshaw, has her eye set on bringing an old-fashioned Christian revival to the community.