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The Giver

The Giver

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.

Product Code: GC9000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w., extras as desired or 4m., 2w. with doubling, extras as desired.

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Min. Royalty Rate: $100/perf

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Synopsis

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.
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Details

  • Status

    Out of stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code GC9000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $100/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590533
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Our cast, crew, and community loved this show! We teach the novel in our district, and the script is so compelling and true to the storyline. The storyline is nice and "tight," no wasted scenes. Many people told us after the first act, they felt like they'd only been in the theater for 15 minutes and couldn't believe it'd been closer to an hour. "
Review by Katherine Laack, Pine Island High School, Pine Island, Minn.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Finding a way to do the scene changes fluidly and the memories convincingly is the key to making this show work. We used A LOT of lighting and sound effects, but projection would work brilliantly if you have the capabilities. The element of color is also extremely important. We made dozens of grey tone and colored books that could be interchanged on our set, and the effect was striking. "
Tip by Katherine Laack, Pine Island High School, Pine Island, Minn.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre Waite Park Minnesota 1/11/2019 1/20/2019
Waukesha Civic Theatre Waukesha Wisconsin 5/3/2019 5/19/2019
Alders gate Alexandria Virginia 9/27/2019 10/13/2019
Anchorage Community Theatre Anchorage Alaska 5/3/2019 5/26/2019
Pablo Center at the Confluence Eau Claire Wisconsin 1/4/2019 1/4/2019
American Community School, Amman Amman 3/26/2019 3/27/2019
Moffat County High School Craig Colorado 3/14/2019 3/16/2019
One Reid Street Theatre Lake Charles Louisiana 2/8/2019 2/17/2019
Pensacola Little Theatre Pensacola Florida 6/7/2019 6/9/2019
Luther College Decorah Iowa 4/5/2019 4/7/2019