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Frostburg State University Theatre Season Winds Up with Depression-Era Drama
04/26/2006

Frostburg State's University Theatre will present James Leonard Jr.’s Depression-era drama “The Diviners” on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5.

Directed by FSU student Christie Clark, “The Diviners” takes place in the mythical town of Zion, Ind., where water and faith are in short supply. With echoes of Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” the story centers around the relationship between an emotionally disturbed adolescent Buddy Layman, who possesses the gift of "divining" or water-witching but has a fear of water, and a preacher named C.C. Showers who wanders into town looking for work. In his attempt to help Buddy get over the fear, which stems from a childhood incident that resulted in the death of his mother, Showers finds that faith, not just water, is difficult to tap in this small community.

For more information, contact the University Theatre box office at 301-687-7462.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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