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Morrisville State College Friars' Club to Present Play, The Diviners

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. —The Friars' Drama Club is presenting a play, The Diviners, Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 2-4, in the Little Theater of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC) on the Morrisville State College campus.

This poignant and tragic play, written by Jim Leonard, Jr., takes place in a small farm community in rural Indiana during the Great Depression of the 1930s and is about a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. The charismatic but back-sliding preacher drifts into town and meets a gentle but misunderstood boy who almost drowned once and now has a gift of divining water. The two outcasts find a common bond and help each other divine for truth, faith and hope. The townspeople demand the preacher return to a way of life he no longer believes in and it drives both men to a crisis of trust.

Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Nov. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

Tickets are on sale now from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays in the STUAC lobby. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. General admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. The box office number is 684-6126.

The presentation is sponsored by the college’s Student Government Organization.

Morrisville State College offers 13 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones.

The Norwich Campus recently announced its first standalone degree in early childhood and also offers associate degree programs in business, computer and office technology, liberal arts transfer and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.