George Fox University presents play ‘The Diviners’ Nov. 5-7 and 12-15

October 20th, 2009

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NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University’s theatre department will perform the play The Diviners Nov. 5-7 and Nov. 12-15 in the university’s Wood-Mar Auditorium.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Nov. 15, show, scheduled as a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni and $6 for students and children under 12. They are available in person at the Bruin Bookstore, by phone with a major credit card at 503-554-3844, and online at .

The play by Jim Leonard, Jr. tells the story of a water diviner and a backsliding preacher in the small town of Zion, Ind. The two find a common bond as they help each other divine for truth, faith and hope, but when the townspeople demand that the preacher return to his pulpit, an irreversible tragedy begins to unfold. Senior theatre major Caleb Thurston will direct the production.

George Fox University Theatre has been recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with awards for individual acting, set design, and overall production. The university received American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Achievement Awards for set and light design and sound design for the 2005 production of Machinal and for directing and set design for the 2006 production of The Secret Garden.

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George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Debbie Hawblitzel
Performing Arts Department

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