Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oregon Children's Theater Dress Rehearsal of The Giver

Matt and I had the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal for the play based on Lois Lowry's masterpiece.  The cast had not yet gone through the play from start to finish, so it added an extra level of tension to the performance.  The production went off with only a few flubbed lines.  Tristan Comella was great as Joanas, the boy tapped to become the receiver and Andres Alcala was a wizened and wise Giver.  Set design was very good too, managing to illustrate the transfer of information between the Giver and receiver.


balyien said...

I've never heard of this play. I love that set though.

Have you gone to play readings? They're going to be doing a series of those here in SM and I've been considering going but don't know how exciting play readings are.

Patricia said...

It was actually a book first, which I highly recommend. It will take you roughly 90 minutes to read and I'm guessing you will like it. Check it out.

I've been to play readings before and enjoy them. It's fun to see how much you can get just from the actor's voices.

Sara K. said...

How nice. I adore this book. I think it is likely that I will reread it during one of my classes next semester. I have not seen the lit list for speculative fiction or adolescent lit, but I believe this book could be other either list. It truly always amazes me that it still gets banned in a lot of school districts. It is just such an incredible book. Not to mention the fact that there are now 4 books in the "series" to join it.

It will be interesting to see what you think of the movie that is coming out. Will it be similar enough to the play or the book? comparisons