The Giver, Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry.
Saturday, May 23rd 8pm at the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, 9 Princess St. E. Waterloo.
Admission by donation to the theatre.
Join a fantastic cast as they explore what perfect control does to a society.
12-year-old Jonas is just like everyone else. Or at least, he thinks he is until he is chosen for a particular honour. Jonas will be trained to hold the memories of his entire community. Through Jonas's journey from a life without variation to a true understanding of the nature of his crumbling utopia, The Giver reflects on the ultimate cost of order.
The reading will be followed by a discussion continuing the exploration.
Does total control create a utopian dream? What would you do without war, fear, hatred and pain? What if it costs you love, choice and art? What does freedom mean?
About Staged Readings
Staged readings are a great was to try acting in a low pressure setting, to scratch the theatre itch without the 3 month time commitment, or to try something new that you want to work on for the stage! You'll spend Friday night and the day on Saturday working on the script with the director, adding characterization and some staging, and then present your work to an audience Saturday night followed by some discussion and feedback from the audience!
If you are interested in being part of this reading, please email with your name, age, and gender you're comfortable portraying on stage as well as a few details about your past stage experience.
To be involved, you need to be able to commit to the full day (9am to 11pm) on Saturday, May 23 as well as 7-10pm on Friday, May 22.
Don't want to act, but interested in the show? Join us for the performance of this reading Saturday, May 23 at 8pm at KWLT! Admission is by donation to the theatre. We will be hosting a discussion session after the play, so come prepared to talk!
See the series page for more information on Staged Readings.