Based on the Newbery Award winning book by Lois Lowry, The Giver focuses on Jonas. 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.
You can use your GRPL library card to check out a pair of tickets to this play at any Grand Rapids Public Library location. The tickets are a part of our Check It Out: Circulating Membership program. Through this program, GRPL cardholders can check out passes to museums, zoos, botanical gardens, performances, sporting events and more. Another great benefit of having a library card!