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“The Giver” opens Thursday at PJC

Published or Revised January 13, 2017

The Giver

Cast of “The Giver,” opening Thursday night at Paris Junior College, gets ready for a production for middle school students on Tuesday.

Thursday is opening night for the Paris Junior College Department of Drama’s “The Giver,” based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry and adapted for the stage by Eric Coble. Lowry’s book is a modern classic beloved by young readers.

“The Giver” follows Jonas as he begins an unforgettable journey of discovery beginning on his twelfth birthday when he becomes The Receiver of Memory, a title of honor in his community. He learns his perfect society is not what it seems to be. He is suddenly faced with a choice of what to do with his newfound knowledge in a place where choice no longer exists.

Show dates and times are October 6-8 at 7:30 pm and October 8-9 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15 general admission and FREE to PJC students, faculty, and staff with ID. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Cast List
The Giver: Saveuyon Brown; Jonas: Caleb Curtis; Father: Adrian Hobbs; Mother: Crystal Lanece Finney; Lily: Brenna Mills; Asher: Carlton Bell; Fiona: Eden Godwin; Chief Elder: Sarah Stogner-Dickinson; Rosemary: Amber Nelms; Announcer: Eric Shelton; Voice: Donna Massoud; and Ensemble: Kaleya Davis, Gary Dodd, Danbri Erwin, Diana Godsell, James Greer, and Kala Vickers.

Crew List
Stage Manager: Heather Collins; Assistant Stage Manager: Kierra Miller; Light Design/ME: Cameron Beshirs; Light Board Operator: Antavius Draghn; Sound Board Operator: Alex Greer; Spot Light Operator: Ethan Brown; House Manager: Raven Maxwell; House Crew: Ashley Palmer and Mieshea Green; Running Crew: Michael Gunter, Cameron Beshirs, Danbri Erwin, Diana Godsell, Kaleya Davis, James Greer, Gary Dodd, Kala Vickers, Sarah Stogner-Dickinson, Donna Massoud, and Eric Shelton; Makeup Design: Sarah Stogner-Dickinson; Makeup Crew: Danbri Erwin; Costume Design: Paula Vaughan; Costume Construction: Celia Stogner, Kaye Weist, and William Walker; Set Design: Robyn Huizinga; and Set Construction by the Stagecraft I Class, Theater Practicum Class, and members of Delta Psi Omega.

Photo cutline: The first memory transmission from The Giver, played by Saveuyon Brown (right) to Jonas, played by Caleb Curtis (left) is of snowfall, part of Paris Junior College’s “The Giver” opening Thursday night.

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