Venue Details

443 Star Starred
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-9801
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Member Tips

janetm
Plenty of parking
info Feb 24 2011 star this tip starred
whoanelle
No cost, lots of spaces in shopping plaza
info Feb 24 2011 star this tip starred
whoanelle
None available in theatre, ticket stub includes coupons on back for nearby eateries
info Feb 24 2011 star this tip starred
J Taylor
Even in the back of the orchestra section, the seating was fine.
info Feb 24 2011 star this tip starred
Rae B. Harper
Always good at the la Mirada Theatre - casual to "dress up"
info Feb 24 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Casual
info Feb 25 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

43 ratings
3.8 average rating
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34 events
20 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

The use of light and sound to show the increase awareness of Jonas's surroundings was subtle but yet very effective. Watching him struggle between what he has always... continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

I went to see the Giver with my 12-year old daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed the production. At the beginning I found the acting very mechanical but quickly... continued

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190 events
129 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

It really was a junior high event...performed at that level. I like the story and thought I would like seeing it on stage.....but it lost something in translation.

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Description

From the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry

Adapted by Eric Coble

Directed by Janet Miller

Phantom Projects Theatre Group presents the Southern California premiere of The Giver, based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry. The wildly popular book is read in middle schools and high schools throughout the U.S., and remains a very popular book for parents and teens.

The play follows 11-year-old Jonas, who seems to live in a perfect world. Everything is under control and safe; there is no war or fear or pain. But there are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. 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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Phantom Projects Theatre Group

Phantom Projects Theatre Group was created in 1997 by Steve Cisneros, when he was just 17. Since then, the company has produced and toured 50 productions, sold nearly 100,000 tickets, and presented a mixture of new and classic works out of their home at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and other venues throughout Southern California.