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The Diviners

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Drama / 6m, 5f / Unit set w. platforms 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. When the boy was young he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afrai ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published April 29th 2010 by Samuel French, Inc. (first published June 1983)
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Kenny
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Shelves: theatre, scripts
Very moving. Review to follow.
Bri
Jan 27, 2012 Bri rated it it was amazing
I was in this play several years back. You know a play is good when you are crying while delivering the final monologue night after night and the sound of people fighting back tears grows louder as the lights grow dim.
Malissa
Dec 21, 2008 Malissa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 1986-1992
One of my favorite plays.
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May 25, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing
A funny and deeply moving 2-act play by my friend and Hanover College alumnus Jim Leonard, Jr. This story of a mentally damaged boy and his quest to find a meaning in loss and life was a success when Hanover staged it for the American College Theatre Festival in 1980 (it won the top prize at the Kennedy Center). Then it was a hit in Circle Rep's New York production and is in constant production in colleges, high schools, and community theaters around the world. When will the film be made?
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Jul 04, 2016 Grace Wagner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-time-favs, 2016
I did this show over the summer, and it changed me. Not only is this show extremely powerful, but comedic as well. This production will stay with me forever.
Laura Jean
Jul 26, 2010 Laura Jean rated it really liked it
I read this in high school, but I remember loving it, and relating deeply to the protagonist's struggle to convince everyone he is not who everyone thinks he is.
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The ending was suitable.
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