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The Giver

The Giver
Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry
Directed by Harold Dershimer
Produced by Kathy Dershimer
January 17 – February 22, 2020
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Life in the community where The Giver and Jonas live is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce new children, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male, one female, to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs, and no one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a precisely choreographed world without conflict, inequality, divorce, unemployment, injustice…or choice. Join us for this multi-media presentation as we follow Jonas’ journey filled with heightened sensory experiences from a place of sameness…to elsewhere!

Character

CAST

Played by
Jonas / Asher (different weekends) ············ Jack Heath
Elliott Plunkett
The Giver ············ Gavin Glynn
Father ············ Shawn Plunkett
Mother ············ Jenny Boone
Lily ············ Kaya McLean
Friend/Lily (understudy) ············ Robin Cunningham
Fiona ············ Lily Repp
Rosemary/Fiona (understudy) ············ Allison Cunningham
Larissa ············ Lois Bostwick
Chief Elder ············ Maria Brodeur
Announcer ············ Daniel Kruger

CAST PICTURES

Jack Heath and Elliott Plunkett alternate in the roles of Jonas and Asher in Kentwood Players production of The Giver.
Jonas (Elliott) begins to receive a memory of color from the Giver.
Jonas (Jack) begins to receive a memory of color from the Giver.
The Giver shares his wisdom to prepare Jonas (Elliott) for his journey.
The Giver shares his wisdom to prepare Jonas (Jack) for his journey.
Jonas (Elliott) shares a pleasant moment to calm baby Gabriel.
Jonas (Jack) shares a pleasant moment to calm baby Gabriel.
Jonas (Elliott) receives the first of many painful memories from the Giver.
Jonas (Jack) receives the first of many painful memories from the Giver.

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