“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.”
This 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 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. He works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach – while he tries to persuade the child to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism. They descend on the event and, in the confusion, the boy drowns
The Diviners is a drama by Jim Leonard, Jr. Set in a small Indiana town in the 1930s, this gothic prairie melodrama centers on a tragedy that befalls Buddy Layman, a mentally challenged boy who is divining for water for a local farmer. Buddy is befriended by C.C. Showers, a stranger passing through the town, which is profoundly affected by both the stranger’s arrival and Buddy’s tragedy.
One Act Play
The One-Act Play Production at Arnold High School is much more than performing. Students learn life skills such as responsibility, discipline, team work, time management and self-esteem. What students learn can be used in any field that requires public speaking – from a classroom, to board room, to a courtroom.
One Act Play News
Congratulations to the cast of The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr.
CC Showers – Colbi Smith
Basil Bennett – Trey Connell
Melvin Wilder – Rio Remund
Dewey Maples – Logan Recoy
Goldie Short – Delaney Rogers
Ferris Layman – Lance Jones
Buddy Layman – Reagan Cool
Jennie Mae Layman – Ella Cool
Norma Henshaw – Gracie Neth
Eugene Brown – Johnathon Lamphear
Luella Bennett – Riata Remund
Well Diggers/Townspeople/Church Goers:
Ruth Davis – Harmony Borah
Doris Williams – Samantha Wonch
Shirley Smith – Danah Baldwin
Darlene Henshaw – Anna Tullis
Beverly Thomas – Taylor Hanna-Miles
Raymond Lee – Jamie Tickle
Early White – Ethan Furne
Rose Anderson – Ivy Tullis
Jayden Hanna-Miles, Silas Cool, Clay Witthuhn, Dolores Duponcheel, Ashlea Baldwin, and Kylee Allen.