Written in 1993, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, deals with complex and potentially controversial topics like euthanasia and the use of drugs to suppress emotions. Rather than spare the audience those emotions, this ACS Middle School Theatre production endeavored to place them in stark relief against a colorless world that would choose to forget that things like memories and feelings and love exist. The main character, Jonas, at the age of 12, must navigate this black and white world and struggle to make moral sense of an existence in which morality isn’t a question or even necessary.
Thanks to all who participated in this fantastic production, but especially our cast of 17 who stuck with it to the end. Bravo!
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