The Giver

Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble
Based on the novel by Lois Lowry
Directed by Roderick Glanville

February 23-24, 2019 | McPherson Playhouse

School Matinee Performances: Friday, Febraury 22, 2019

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“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

Jonas lives in a carefully constructed community of “sameness,” where individuality is discouraged and feelings like pain, fear, and love do not exist. When Jonas turns 12 and begins training with The Giver, he discovers the contradictions of his supposedly perfect world and grows determined to regain power over his own destiny. Based on the beloved Newbery Medal-winning novel by Lois Lowry.

Suggested for ages 9+


Where: McPherson Playhouse

Age Recommendation: For Ages 9+

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, including intermission.

Public Show Times: 

    • Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm
    • Sunday, February 24 – 2:00 pm

Map to the Theatre: 


Recommended age: 9+

Discussion topics:

      • The importance of memory
        • The importance of the individual

Study Guide: Coming Soon

Theatre Etiquette: Coming Soon

School Bookings: For school bookings, please call Misha Handman at 250.383.8124 or Email Us


Adults: $22.00

Children and Students: (16 and Under)  $12.00

Public Tickets available through the McPherson Box Office at 250.386.6121 or online at

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