National Players Presents
Lakes Arts Festival welcomes the National Players as they present
The Giver, based on the Newberry Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, adapted
by Eric Coble. The play will be held in the Garrett College
Auditorium on Tuesday January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are
$10 for Adults and $2.50 for students and can be purchased in
advance on the
In a “utopian” future of sameness, young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community’s past.
Throughout lessons with his elder predecessor, The Giver teaches Jonas of love, war, and all of life’s unknown joys and pains. As his oppressive world continues unchanged, Jonas must decide whether to keep these secrets or upend his community.
This modern classic explores the risks and rewards of a full life.
The Giver speaks to all ages, from elementary audiences to adults, and National Players is proud to produce it for the first time this year.
Celebrating its 68th season,
National Players is a unique ensemble that brings innovative
theatre to communities large and small across the United States.
Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination
and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in contemporary
and accessible ways. National Players is the hallmark outreach
program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for
artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National
Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to
unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and
to stimulate individual empowerment.