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The Diviners to be presented

Dassel-Cokato Community Theatre & the Fungus Amongus Players present: The Diviners

“The Diviners” is a powerful drama about an autistic young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. The compelling production renders both the humor and tragedy of small- town life in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. “The Diviners” is sponsored by Dassel-Cokato Community Education and performed by 11 local actors and three musicians. This production is written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by David Metcalf of Cokato.

All performances will be held in the intimate setting of the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum, 901 First Street North, Dassel (located 4 blocks north of MN Hwy. 12, across from the Evangelical Covenant Church).

Performance schedule:

Three dessert theatre performances: Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. performances

Sunday, March 3, matinee, 2 p.m. performance

One dinner theatre performance: Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. performance

All seats are general admission. Tickets are available online at; by phone at (320) 286-4120; in-person at the Community Education office at the Dassel-Cokato High School; and at the door prior to each performance, if tickets are still available. Call (320) 286-4120 to check availability.

This production also will be the D-C Community Theatre Fungus Amongus Players’ entry in the 2013 Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) Festival. This bi-annual theater competition will be held at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park March 13-17. Dassel-Cokato’s performance is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 12:30 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend MACT* Fest and support Community Theatre! More information is available at:

For more information call Colleen Compton at the Community Education office, (320) 286-4120.