The Giver


Lois Lowry, adapted by Eric Coble

Published by Dramatic Publishing

4 Male 4 Female

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 many such theatres across the United States.

Running Time 70 minutes


"Questions are imaginatively, sensitively, and deftly explored in a gorgeous tale" ~Lexington Herald-Leader

"A grand morality tale with a magical quality" ~ Pegasus News

"An absorbing production that asks both children and adults compelling questions about how we want our world to be" ~ The Oregonian

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.