Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga has produced, “The Giver” for their Fall 2011 Season. The play runs through November 19th in ETC’s black box space within the St. Andrew’s Center. This short play by Eric Coble is based on the Newberry Award winning Children’s story by Lois Lowry published in 1993.
This is taken from the press release:
ETC brings Lois Lowry’s beloved children’s classic to life with this adaptation by Eric Coble. “The Giver focuses on the dangers of creating a utopian society that is devoid of pain,” says director Casey Keelen. “The entire society lives their lives in an attempt to achieve sameness. There is no individuality whatsoever. And right now, we live in a society that focuses on getting a certain look or acting a certain way but we don’t necessarily celebrate who we are as individuals.” To achieve her vision, Keelen developed a new slant on puppetry. “My concept revolves around most of the characters being puppets themselves,” says Keelen. “This show is so important in today’s society because it shows what a lack of individuality can cause.”
Directed by Casey Keelen
Featuring: Christopher Cooper, Evie Durant, Kelly Lapczynski, Xander merciers and Makenzie Young.
October 4 – 19
Listen to the Story with Director and Cast for this production: