The Giver

The Giver                                                  Sept 27-29 & Oct 4-6

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.

Written by:  Lois Lowry


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“The Giver” Cast and Crew


Director – Dawn Carter

Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Kelsey Steffan

Assistant Stage Manager – Kjersten Sunderland

Production Assistants – Makay Loran, Raegan Melber



The Giver Matthew Hagen

Father – Karter Bernhardt

Mother – Shannon Sheehy

Jonas – Tyler Shackelford

Asher – Delaney Harrington

Lily – Emma Ulrichs

Fiona – Cosette McCave

Chief Elder – Anna Stagg

Rosemary – Kenzy Gilsdorf

Announcer – Danielle Dupree

Announcer – Madi Morgan



Victoria Shay

Sally Newman

Aleah Goeke

Katelyn Weldon

Gabe Slater


Dawn Carter


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The Giver