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November 26 at 12:01am to November 29 at 11:59pm ET
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In a utopian world where pain, uncertainty, and indecision are things of the past and Sameness is the ideal, 12 year-old Jonas has been anointed the new “Receiver of Memory”, the one member of the community who will hold knowledge of the time before Sameness. To receive this knowledge, he’ll have to spend time with “The Giver”, the previous holder of memory, who’ll be Jonas’ guide into the old world, where pain and happiness existed in equal parts.
As Jonas discovers more about the past, he begins to realize how Sameness has killed the essential humanity of his community. That realization leads to a course of action he hopes will break the cycle, even though it will put his life - and that of Gabriel, a baby he’s sworn to protect - in mortal danger.
An innovative way for students to engage with the Massachusetts curriculum standards. Each performance has been curated to partner with the learning happening in Greater New Bedford classrooms. In this way, visiting the theater is an extension of the classroom and another resource for our local educators!