Northeast State Theatre's 2019-2020 Season


The Giver has been cancelled as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.

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The Giver - Spring 2020

The Giver Promotional


  • From the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry and Adapted by Eric Coble
  • Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Tickets Available for
Purchase Starting
January 16th

Production Dates

  • Cancelled

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Audition Information

The Story

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. The Giver was commissioned by Oregon Children's Theatre and has played to sold-out audiences at such theatres as Oregon Children's Theatre, First Stage Milwaukee, The Coterie Theatre, People's Light and Theatre Company, Dallas Children's Theater, Stages Repertory, Nashville Children's Theatre, Lexington Children's Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. [ source]

Contact Information

For information about tickets or how to purchase tickets call the Box Office at 423.354.5169 or email Eric Morrit at

For general questions about the productions or the Theatre Department, contact Elizabeth M. Sloan at  423.354.2479 or email at