The Diviners by Jim Leonard
This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a 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 afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best.
“The playwright’s warmth, humor and love for humanity permeate the drama, and make it both touching and entertaining.” – Variety