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Weatherford High School to perform 'The Giver'

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

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By Melissa Javorsky

Weatherford High School will be presenting “The Giver” on Feb. 28 and 29 in the Weatherford Performing Arts Center. The play will begin at 7 p.m. both evenings.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $10, student tickets are $5 and children two years of age and younger get in for free.

“The Giver” is a play adapted by Eric Coble based on Lois Lowry’s book which won the Newberry Award.

According to stageagent.com, “the world of The Giver is a utopia. There is no pain, but no joy either.

The people are assigned their roles in society according to their talents, and men and women are assigned to each according to how well they are balanced.

Each family is allowed one boy and one girl; when children turn twelve years old, they are assigned their roles in society.

When Jonas turns twelve, he is as-signed the special role of Receiver of Memories.

He goes to work with the Giver, who keeps the memories of the world as it used to exist - memories of violence and fear, but also of joy and love.

Together, Jonas and the Giver come up with a plan that will change their world forever.”

For more information, contact Amanda Evinger at Weatherford High School.

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