By Eric Coble, based on Lois Lowry's book
Directed by Norman McPhee
Jonas lives in a regulated, safe society that has eliminated war, pain and all else that might cause dissension, including emotions, color and choice. Everyone is assigned a role at age 12. Jonas is selected to succeed The Giver, the person who retains memories of life before "Sameness." As Jonas gains knowledge and feelings, he sees the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Will he take control of his own destiny?
Produced by Racine Theatre Guild at Racine Theatre Guild Auditorium, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine
Performances: April 10-20, 2015
Performance Times: Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 2 both weekends. Sat. matinees at 2 p.m. on 4/11 & 4 p.m. on 4/18. Shows on 4 weekdays for school groups.
Ticket Prices: Public shows: $12-17
Call 262-633-4218 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Open auditions at RTG, 7 p.m.--no appointments. There are roles for 2 boys and a girl who appear to be age 12 (lead character Jonas & friends), and for a younger girl, minimum age 10 (Jonas' sister). The adult roles are Jonasí father and mother, The Chief Elder (man or woman, middle-aged or older) and The Giver (an older man). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available to check out in advance. Info at 262-633-4218, www.racinetheatre.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.