‘The Giver’ shows Oct. 20 for young audiences
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WHO: The Center for the Arts Family Programming, in association with Young Audiences New York; Open to schools and the public
WHAT: The Giver
WHEN: Tuesday 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley
TICKETS: $8 students, $12 adults
The Center Box Office - 530-274-8384 ext 14
BriarPatch Co-op Community Market - 530-272-5333
Tickets online at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org
The Center for the Arts Family Programming, in association with Young Audiences New York, present Liz Parker in a one-person theatrical presentation of Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel The Giver on Tuesday.
In a dystopian world where all is the same, 12-year-old Jonas is selected to receive the memories of a far different life.
This Literature to Life Award winner was adapted in 2009 and marked the first young adult novel on the Literature to Life roster. Newly adapted by Associate Artistic Director Elise Thoron, this piece features 60 minutes of solo-performance focusing on the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver. As Jonas trains to become the Receiver of Memories, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear to both Jonas and the audience. Surrounded by a pre and post show interactive discussion, the audience will explore themes including Individuality, Ethics and Social Constructs.
Beloved for its ability to spark the imagination of audiences of all ages, The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Series presents Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel The Giver in a compelling stage production. This relevant, deeply moving and beautifully directed stage adaptation performed by veteran New York actor Mara Stephens hits home as it brings The Giver to life in an atmosphere of discovery.
The book, originally published in 1993, was the recipient of the 1994 Newbery Medal for Literature and is due for release as a major motion picture.
Teachers interested in reserving space for their classes should contact Pamela Roberts at email@example.com. This presentation includes a 15-minute pre-show interactive discussion, a one hour performance, and is followed by a 15-minute post-show discussion. The performance is recommended for ages 10 and up.
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