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    As the first production of the spring lineup, Stage One presents The Giver, Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater.

    In an apparent utopian society in the time of “soon”, a community has been built around sameness. If it is not practical, it is considered obsolete and eliminated, there are no choices only standards. Families are built not made; war, poverty, hunger and disease do not exist. The climate is controlled, the terrain of the earth altered and hills and mountains removed. Everything is perfect; and this has been the standard for living for many years. As children age, they are carefully watched and skill sets are identified. At the Ceremony of Twelve’s, children are assigned their life long profession. Young Jonas has been selected by the elder community as the next “Receiver of Memory”. As the chosen one, Jonas will inherit the memories of the whole world, a world this community has never seen. With each memory, Jonas struggles with the idea of a life of sameness, stripped of color, void of emotion. He must decide between a world that is considered truly utopian, truly the ideal society; or a world filled with color, pain, happiness and choices; whether right or wrong.

    This amazing journey is based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newberry Medal award-winning book. Due to mature content, this production is recommended for ages 11 and up. Tickets on sale now by contacting The Kentucky Center Box Office at (502) 584-7777 or toll free at (800) 775-7777, (502) 562-0730 TTY or by visiting our website at Single tickets are $20.75 for adults and $13.75 for children.  Audio Description, Caption Theater, and ASL Interpretation will be provided. Please make reservations when ordering tickets for the best seating options. Services are provided through outreach efforts from the Kentucky Center for the Arts. If you would like more information about accessible seating, assistive listening, Audio Description, Caption Theater, ASL or alternative format print materials before purchasing your tickets, please contact Accessibility Services at (502) 562-0111 or (502) 562-0140 TTY.  Program is subject to change. 

    Sponsored by AEGON. 

                Stage One is a member of the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts.  The Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet, provides operational support funding for Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art

                Stage One is sponsored by the Yum! Family Series Program.

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