'The Giver' to Stage


The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department and the Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival present “The Giver” Jan. 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2014 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.

“The Giver” is a dramatization based on the book by award-winning author Lois Lowry. The production is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of the book, as well as Lowry’s participation in this year’s 18th annual Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival Jan. 24 and 25.

According to the Theatre Arts Department, “Since its release, ‘The Giver’ has been one of the most acclaimed – and controversial – children’s books. True to the thought-provoking novel, the play centers on 12-year-old Jonas, who inhabits a seemingly ideal world: a world without conflict, poverty, unemployment, divorce, injustice or inequality. It is a time when family values are paramount. Jonas’ gradual disillusionment with an outwardly utopian futuristic society is skillfully crafted in an intriguing and profoundly thoughtful story. We journey along with Jonas to learn that all is not as it seems.”

“The Giver” will run at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 and 24, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 25, and 2 p.m. Jan. 26. Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble, “The Giver” is directed by Sally Norton, with scenic design by Lindsey Amina, costume design by Monique Thompson, sound design by Chad Ohlheiser and lighting design by Trevor Norton. University of Redlands students are cast in all of the roles.

To purchase tickets, please click here. Prices are $12 general admission, $8 with University ID and for senior citizens.

For more information, call the Theatre Arts Department at 909-748-8728.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2014

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