Anderson University presents “The Diviners” at Byrum Hall

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Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University’s fall play, “The Diviners,” will premiere on Dec. 7 in Byrum Hall.

Set in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression era, “The Diviners” follows the journey of a town and family as they try to feel complete in a time and place where just living from one day to the next can seem an insurmountable challenge. It is a story of faith, family, and friendship, and was written by Jim Leonard, Jr.

“‘The Diviners’ is the journey of a thirsty town,” said director Mason Absher. “There is a deep thirst, longing, and desire within each of these people.”

A talk back session will be hosted after the show on Sunday, Dec. 10. “The session will examine grief through the lens of spiritual formation,” said David Coolidge, director of AU’s musical theatre program.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/military, and $5 for children and students from other schools. Showtimes include Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances on Dec. 9 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. Shows are located in Byrum Hall. For more information, call the box office at (765) 641-4140.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music education, and theology.

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