Stanley Bahorek, Vivienne Cleary, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Jaimie Kelton, Justin Keyes, Terrence Mann, Mike Masters, Heather Matarazzo, Eliseo Roman and Hannah Sielatycki
Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 4
Number of Principals (Female): 3
Preferred Ensemble Size: 4
Total Cast Size: 11
Genre & Style:
12-year-old Jonas lives in a perfect world, without pain, conflict or loneliness. But after being assigned to carry the memories of life before â€œSameness,â€ an ability learned from a mysterious man called the Giver, Jonas must choose between his perfect community and a world that contains both beauty and pain.
The Giver was given a two-week developmental workshop by Theatreworks/USA in 2006, followed by an additional week of developmental work in 2007. CAP21 sponsored a series of table readings in 2008 and 2009, followed by a concert reading in 2009.
Readings at Festival of New American Musicals (CA), Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival (PA), TheatreWorks (CA) and Village Theatre (WA) in 2011.