The play follows the story and tragedy of Buddy Layman, a boy who can find water with a forked stick. These occurred after a near-drowning accident, where he lost his mother. The story is based on the Great Depression era timeline.
When a new preacher in town, C.C, takes a certain liking to Layman and tries to help him cope with his aquaphobia, leading to a series of unfortunate and shocking events.
The play touches on different themes. The play also follows the side stories of Jenny Mae Layman, Buddy’s sister. It is directed by Becca Johnson-Spinos.
The Diviners is based on the same name and play directed by Jim Leonard Jr. The play was first introduced in the 1980’s with a specific soundtrack that caters to the religious town the play is based on.
The main role of Buddy is played by Brayden Lawrence and Calin Eastes, C.C Shhowers is played by Matthew Gay and Peyton Nicholson, while Jennie Mae Layman is played by Alexa Stratton and Isabella Hamilton.
The play contains adult language and discretion is advised. Regardless young adults are welcome to watch the play and there is no age limit.
Outcry Theatre will be showing “The Diviners” starting the weekend of Nov. 5th- Nov. 7th with plays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Showings wll continue the following weekend of Nov. 12th – Nov 14th with showings at 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m. Except from Friday the 12th, where only one showing at 7:30 p.m. will be available, and Sunday will only have one showing at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available for sale in person and online. General Admission is $10-$15 while Premium Reserved Seating is $20. All audience members are required to wear a mask.
The play will take place at Outcry Theatre located on 1915 North Central Expressway Suite 120.
For more information go to /www.outcrytheatre.com/the-diviners.html