The Giver

The Giver

By Eric Coble

Based on the novel by Lois Lowry

Director: Carol North

January 6 - 23, 2011

  • Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
    January 7, 14, and 21, 2011
  • Saturdays at 7:30 p.m
    January 8, 15, and 22, 2011
  • Sundays at 2 p.m.
    January 9, 16, and 23, 2011

*School Matinees January 6-21 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Metro Theater Company and Edison Theatre partner once again to bring St. Louis audiences a powerful theater experience that illuminates American literature and sets the stage for courageous community conversations. Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal Award winning novel THE GIVER comes to life on stage in a riveting production you won’t want to miss.

Twelve year old Jonas lives in a perfect world, free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver of Memory, Jonas starts a journey to uncover the truth of this place he has always called home. The more he learns, the more he realizes the Community has systematically given up much of what gives life its meaning: color, music, truth, and love. At the end of the story, Jonas faces a decision that will define him and, ultimately, set a course toward hope.

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To find out about school matinees of THE GIVER, contact Nancy Tonkins (marketing director) at 314-997-6777 x 103 or