Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. Nor are there decisions to be made, or emotions to be felt. Those are against the rules in this society of sameness. When Jonas turns twelve, he is chosen to train with The Giver—the keeper of the community's collective memories. For the first time he experiences the feeling of love, as well as the pain of hunger, loneliness, and disease that the community has suppressed. What will Jonas do with this knowledge? Is it worth sacrificing life's joys in exchange for a pain-free existence?
Dates & Times
April 26—May 18 , 2014
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland
"The Giver was a beautifully performed play with excellent acting, a creative and well-used set, great effects and amazing make-up and costuming." — PDX Parent
"The set is stark and stunning, the cast is superb, and the pace is perfect, making an hour and a half with no intermission feel like the blink of an eye." — NW Kids
"The subtlety of changes in the props, costumes and lighting as Jonas becomes aware of color are nicely done." — Dennis Sparks