This marvelously theatrical play tells the story of a disurbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. Â OAT is proud to present this production as a Silver Anniversary tribute to our history and founders, as THE DIVINERS was first presented on our stage back in 1988 as part of our very first season. Â Original Artistic Director and co-founder F. Reed Brown returns to direct this powerful and moving drama.
"A spendid drama by a playwright... with poetic as well as human feeling." Â --Variety
"The Diviners, which would be meritorious from anyone, is astounding from so young a writer... Renders the humor and horror of the hinterlands with staggering accuracy... Compelling..." --New York Magazine
All performances are presented atÂ THE CEDAR STREET PLAYHOUSE, 701 North Cedar, Rolla MO, 65401.
THE DIVINERS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
This production generously sponsored by MORNINGSIDE VILLAGE.
Buddy Layman: Â GREG CUELLAR
Jennie Mae Layman: Â KRISTIN MCGUIRE
Ferris Layman: Â BRYAN DOBSON*
CC Showers: Â AARON ORION BAKER*
Norma Henshaw: Â SUSAN HOLMES
Darlene Henshaw: Â KAT MCCAULLA
Goldie Short: Â LAURA LIGHT
Basil Bennet: Â KEVIN EDWARDS
Luella Bennet: Â JENNY ADAMS
Melvin Wilder: Â MICHAEL DETMER
Dewey Maples: Â BLANE PRESSLER*
(*Denotes Member, Actors' Equity Association)
Pictured below, one of the many well-deserved standing ovations for the cast of THE DIVINERS.