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The Giver

The GiverKentwood Players, opens its 70th community theatre season with the futuristic, multimedia play "The Giver." Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble from the Newberry Award-winning novel by Lois Lowry, the world of "The Giver" is a seeming utopia of sameness. It lacks color, memory, climate and terrain. It exists without inequality, unemployment, injustice … or choice.

Based on Lois Lowry’s acclaimed 1993 novel, the world of The Giver is a seeming utopia of sameness. It lacks color, memory, climate and terrain. It exists without inequality, unemployment, injustice … or choice.

Designated birthmothers produce new children. Family units are assembled by direction of the community’s elders: each comprised of one mother, one father, one male child and one female child. Mother (Jenny Boone), Father (Shawn Plunkett), Jonas (Jack Heath / Elliott Plunkett alternating weekends) and Lily (Kaya McLean) are one such unit.

At age 12, children are assigned their vocational roles in society and begin training for adult service. When Jonas turns 12, he is selected for the special role of Receiver of Memories – the person who learns and keeps all the world’s memories from the time before sameness.  

From The Giver (Gavin Glynn), Jonas receives memories of violence, war, hunger and fear, but also of colors, joy, wonder and love. Their unique understanding of the truth will drive Jonas and The Giver to enact a plan that will change the community forever.  


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This is a non-equity/non-paid production directed by Harold Dershimer, produced by Kathy
Dershimer for Kentwood Players by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company
of Woodstock, Illinois


The Giver will run Jan. 17 - Feb. 22, 2020.  Reserved seat tickets are $22 with a $2 discount for seniors, students and military service members.

Presenter / Producer: Kentwood Players

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama

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Westchester Playhouse
8301 Hindry Avenue
Westchester CA 90045

LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 1/17/2020 - 2/22/2020
Friday, 01/17/2020
Saturday, 01/18/2020
Sunday, 01/19/2020
Friday, 01/24/2020
Saturday, 01/25/2020
Sunday, 01/26/2020
Friday, 01/31/2020
Saturday, 02/01/2020
Sunday, 02/02/2020
Friday, 02/07/2020
Saturday, 02/08/2020
Sunday, 02/09/2020
Friday, 02/14/2020
Saturday, 02/15/2020
Sunday, 02/16/2020
Friday, 02/21/2020
Saturday, 02/22/2020

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm
Sundays: 2pm

Ticket Information:
To purchase tickets, please email the box office at or call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. (messages will be answered in the order received to confirm your ticket order.) For group ticket sales of 10 or more, please call the box office for group rates.

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