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Theater season opens with The Diviners

Under the direction of Mindy Wagner, the Geneva College Theater will open its 2008 – 2009 season on October 30. Students from the college will present Jim Leonard’s The Diviners two weekends at the beginning of November. In the spring, Dr. David Kuhns will direct The Misanthrope by Molière, originally written for a French king. Geneva invites the on- and off-campus community to enjoy these productions.

The performances, to be held in the Geneva Studio Theater, begin in the evening at 8 p.m. Saturday matinees start at 2 p.m. General admission is $5, with a reduced price of $3 for students and seniors. Children under the age of twelve are charge $2, which is also the group rate. Geneva faculty and staff may attend for $3.50. Call the Geneva box office to reserve tickets at 724-847-5099.

This fall’s play The Diviners will run Thursday, Oct. 30 through Saturday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8. It is the story of former preacher C. C. Showers and town idiot Buddy Layman. A near-drowning experience has left Buddy with a phobia of water and an uncanny gift for sensing it. Showers is looking for a new life and is hailed as a savior by the townsfolk. After making a connection, both Buddy and Showers are forced to confront their fears in the story about things giving life also taking it away.

Sophomore Brenna Garda portrays the character Buddy Layman. Acting with her are fellow students Kevin Hinnebusch (sophomore), Lisa Lyons (sophomore), Julie Lohmann (junior) and Corey Fraction (sophomore), as well as others.

The Misanthrope, written in the late 1600s, is the story of two friends with the same love interest. In this critique of high society, the author questions how people judge their peers. Molière also challenges the audience to stay above such pettiness as gossip and malice, as well as illustrating the value of accepting others and yourself.

Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


 

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Upcoming Events
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.
VISIT EVENTS
Business Day is November 8
Activities for those interested in business majors include simulations and networking with current students, faculty and local business leaders.
GUEST SPEAKERS
Theology professor and author Dr. Vincent Bacote to visit Geneva
The Director of Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics will speak in chapel on Oct 22.