Avila University

February 23 @ 8 p.m.
February 24 @ 8 p.m.
February 25 @ 8 p.m.
February 26 @ 2 p.m.


Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Salvation through sacrifice: this elusive promise has held sway over the human soul for countless generations. Leonard's allegory takes us to a tiny, parched town quivering on the brink of extinction in Depression-era Indiana. Here, we find an unlikely friendship forged between a deeply traumatized boy and a disillusioned ex-preacher, who finds in him a chance at rekindling his own spiritual fire. Theirs is a fragile bond that threatens to drown in
the poisonous murk of the town's religious zealotry and thirst-crazed hysteria.