Winter Play: The Giver
Feb 22, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
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Martin Luther College Forum Productions present The Giver, an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning book.
February 21-22, 7:30 pm, and February 23, 2:00 pm (Tickets $6)
"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.
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.