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The Giver
The Giver
"An absorbing production that asks both children and adults compelling questions about how we want our world to be."
The Oregonian

"There are lessons for those of every age in this compelling adaptation." —Sarasota Magazine

"Questions are imaginatively, sensitively, and deftly explored in a gorgeous tale." —Lexington Herald Leader

"A grand morality tale with a magical quality." —Pegasus News, Dallas

AATE Distinguished Play Award
Drama. Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.

Cast: 4m., 4w., extras as desired or 4m., 2w. with doubling, extras as desired. 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. The Giver was commissioned by Oregon Children's Theatre and has played to sold-out audiences at such theatres as Oregon Children's Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, The Coterie Theatre, People's Light and Theatre Company, Dallas Children's Theater, Stages Repertory, Nashville Children's Theatre, Lexington Children's Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. Unit set. Approximate running time: 70 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  G91
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  54
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583426620
Biographies
Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado. His scripts published by Dramatic Publishing include The Giver, Gathering Blue, Cinderella Confidential, Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede, Vote?, Myth Adventures, The Emperor's New Clothes and Virtual Devotion. Coble's plays have been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, in all ...More
Born in Honolulu in 1937, author Lois Lowry attended elementary school in Pennsylvania, junior high school in Tokyo and high school in New York. She went to Brown University and the University of Southern Maine, and, in addition, holds honorary doctorates from six universities. Currently she lives in Maine.

Twice the recipient of the Newbery Medal, given each year for the ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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