From White Plains Explores the Dramatic Consequences of Bullying
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The last date listed for From White Plains was Sunday February 23, 2014 / 2:30pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
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Featured review from Mo in ChicagoRed Velvet
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GREAT show!!! I saw it in previews. It runs 90 min w/o intermission.
The play is a new piece, but very well crafted. The performances were excellent!!! The stage direction was very good [It needs just a little tweaking so that regardless of where you sit, you'll be able to see everything. Like I said, it was a preview.] The set design, lights & sound all worked really well. Overall, exceptional!!!!! Way to go Broken Nose!!!!!!
Quotes & Highlights
“…a very smart play, about very smart people, asking very smart questions on a topic too often reduced to simplistic melodrama or hijacked in the service of other, extraneous, agendas. He does it all in 90 minutes, too.” — Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
“An emotionally compelling, ethically confounding ride. Director Spenser Davis coaxes grounded, nuanced performances in this swiftly paced Broken Nose Theatre production…the final confrontation between Dennis and the bully is a doozy.” — Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader