What is the show about?
Adapted by Eric Coble
Based on the novel by Lois Lowry
Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. (Dramatic Publishing)
The Kennedy Center American Cottege Theater Festival, part of the
Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by
David and Alice Rubenstein.
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Kennedy Center American
College Theater Festival.
Additional support is provided by The Honoraole Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E.
Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; and Beatrice and
Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.
KCACTF is part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, inspired
by five enduring Ideals often ascribed to JFK: Courage, Freedom, Justice,
Service, and Gratitude. Support for JKFC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy
is provided by Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, Chevron,
the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Target.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible
through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the
President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
This production Is entered In the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to
identity and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each
production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF
representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in
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actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics
at both the regional and national levels.
Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the
KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards
recognizing outstanding aehlevement In production, design, direction and
By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF
goals to recognize. reward. and celebrate the exemplary work produced in
college and university theaters across the nation.
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