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Presented by Orlando Repertory Theatre 

From the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry
Adapted by Eric Coble

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver — to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life — and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny.

This production is best suited for middle and high school students, as well as adults. Strobe lights and haze are used in this production.


Artistic Director: Jeffrey M. Revels
Director: Tara Kromer
Set Designer/Lighting Designer/ Projections Designer: Vandy Wood
Costume Design: Tan Huaixiang
Sound Designer/Composer: Anthony Narciso
Props Designer: Steven Lopez
Assistant Lighting Designer: Alyx Jacobs
Stage Manager: Jessica Lyn Karnes
Artistic Director: Jeffrey M. Revels
Executive Director: Gene Columbus


Production Manager: Chris Brown
Assistant Production Manager: Carrie Kasten Smith
Costume Shop Manager: Megan Szloboda
Costume Shop Assistant: Katie Hardin
Technical Director: Kyle Wiehe
Assistant Technical Director: Austin K. Butler
Lighting & Sound Director: Samuel Finken


Jonas: Isaac Hollingsworth
The Giver: Rod Cathey
Father: Stephen Pugh
Mother: Beth Jones
Lily: Emma Huaman
Asher: Daniel Tracht
Fiona/Rosemary: Jasmine Forsberg
Chief Elder: Avis-Marie Barnes

About Orlando Repertory Theatre – The REP is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. In addition to professional productions, The REP conducts community engagement initiatives. The award-winning REP Youth Academy provides classes and workshops for children, along with professional development opportunities to classroom teachers. Housed in a three theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, The REP is also home to the University of Central Florida’s MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences graduate program. The REP is Florida’s only full-time professional theatre for young audiences.

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