The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​$6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets

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CYT Auditions – The Diviners

Clayton Youth Theater is looking for a few good student actors! CYT will host auditions next week for the winter production of The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr.

Students must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to participate. Auditions will be held Friday, November 16, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, November 17, at 10 AM, at The Clayton Center.

Visit CYT online for more detailed audition information.

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