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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 44 members
Review from Stephen
38 events 21 reviews

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 known with what has been suppress by the Elders and having to make is own...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from janetm
6 events 1 review

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 realized that that this was deliberate and was part of setting the tone of the...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from David L.
Red Velvet 269 events 147 reviews

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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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.

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