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The Giver

May 23, 2023
Harold Prince Theatre
PLA Presents

Children's Festival


Ages 9-14

“Giver what causes you pain? If you gave some of it to me, maybe your pain would be less.” A young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world is singled out to receive life-altering training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life. Told with deceptive simplicity, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning classic, The Giver, comes alive onstage exploring a profound journey and reflection on humanity. 

Adapted by Elise Thoron. Performed by Liz Parker. 

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For Tickets:
School groups should contact Anne-Marie Mulgrew at 215.462.7720 or amulgrew@upenn.edu. All others should contact the Box Office at 215.898.3900 or pla-boxoffice@upenn.edu.


Photo credit: Courtesy Literature to Life