The Giver

Adapted by Eric Coble; From the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

14
Feb
03
Mar

Photo: Jacob Leon; by Shawn Poynter

CLARENCE BROWN THEATRE

About the Show

From one of the most popular novels of our time. Jonas’ world is perfect. It’s safe. Controlled. Without war or pain. Without color. Where every person is assigned a role in the community. At age 12, he’s chosen to be keeper of the community’s memories from The Giver, the only person with memories of real pain and joy. As Jonas begins to experience these memories, he is faced with a decision: conform to society’s expectations or control his own destiny.

THE ARTISTS

Directed by Marti Gobel
Scenic Designer Michaela Lochen
Costume Designer Lauren T. Roark
Lighting Designer Mitch Wilson
Sound Designer Allison Bucher
Projection Designer Kenneth Martin
Dramaturg Gina M. Di Salvo
Stage Manager Martinique M. Barthel*
Managing Director Tom Cervone
Production Manager Susan L. McMillan

♦ The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
‡ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.
* Members of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

View the Audience Engagement Guide

ADVISORIES
Contains mature themes. Recommended for ages 10+.

RUN TIME
1 hour and 40 minutes with one intermission

REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ at Clarence Brown Theatre successfully elevates original novel
The Daily Beacon – pdf

REVIEW: CBT’s ‘The Giver’ – Warning of a Dystopian World and a Ray of Hope
ArtsKnoxville – pdf

 

Team Member
Drew Drake

Father

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Rachel Darden

Mother

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Allison Bunch

Lily

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Jasmine R. Handy

Jonas

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Jacob Leon

Asher

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Jenna Mitchell

Fiona

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Carol Mayo Jenkins

Larissa

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Tarah Flanagan

Chief Elder

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David Cecsarini

The Giver (Old Man)

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Sammy Pontello

Ensemble / Understudy The Giver (Old Man)

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Develyn Jayan

Ensemble

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Denzel Dejournette

Ensemble / Understudy Father

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Clay Cooper

Ensemble

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Grace Belt

Ensemble / Understudy Mother

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Yashashvi Choudhary

Rosemary / Ensemble / Understudy Larissa

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Gabriela Bulka

Ensemble / Understudy Chief Elder

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Cearan Jax Costello

Understudy Jonas

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Ella Trisler

Understudy Lily / Fiona

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J.D. Joiner

Ensemble / Understudy Asher

14
Feb
03
Mar
2024

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This project is being supported in whole or in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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