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Walk Two Moons Adapted by Tom Arvetis Based on the novel by Sharon Creech Directed by Matthew Reeder November 5-December 8, 2011 Lacy Campbell......................................................................................Prop Design Mike Durst...................................................................................... Lighting Design Laura Kollar*................................................................................. Costume Design Simon Lashford................................................................................ Scenic Design Andrew Wheatley............................ Sound Design & Original Composition Matthew Wills............................................................................ Assistant Director Ellen Willett..................................................................................... Stage Manager Morgan Gire.................................................................Assistant Stage Manager * denotes ASC Ensemble Member The play is presented without an intermission. Based on the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, copyright Š1994 by Sharon Creech. Originally published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved. Adventure Stage Chicago is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Adventure Stage Chicago is also a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres, TYA/USA, American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Arts Alliance Illinois.

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THE CAST Margaret, Mary Lou, Nurse..................................................................................... Dani Bryant*  Phoebe ...........................................................................................................................Baize Buzan Sugar, Mrs. Winterbottom .........................................................................Casey Cunningham Gramps, Sgt. Bickle ...................................................................................................... Sandy Elias Gram, Mrs. Partridge, Police Officer .............................................................. Millicent Hurley Ben, Lunatic, River Bank Boy, Brother ................................................................ Kyle Johnson Sal.................................................................................................................................Tanya McBride Mr. Winterbottom, Doctor, Sheriff ....................................................................Michael Peters Mr. Birkway, John ...........................................................................................................Joe Zarrow Sal Understudy ..................................................................................................Skyler Schrempp *denotes Adventure Stage Chicago Ensemble member A D D I T I O N A L P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Matt Buettner...................................................................................................................Carpenter Sarah Fornace...............................................................................Movement Director-tree fall Erin Miller......................................................................................................................Scenic Artist A DV E N T U R E S TAG E C H I C AG O S TA F F Producing Artistic Director......................................................................................Tom Arvetis Managing Director................................................................................................. Scott Letscher Director of Education.........................................................................................Merissa Stewart Director of Audience Development .........................................................................Jana Liles Production Manager.................................................................................... Brandon Campbell Director of Advertising & Public Relations............................................. Jennifer Mathews Technical Director .......................................................................................................... Kyle Land ARTISTIC ENSEMBLE Brian Bell Dani Bryant Sarah Rose Graber Laura Kollar

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FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Theater-goer, Welcome to the Northwestern University Settlement House and to our award-winning performing arts program, Adventure Stage Chicago. Experiencing live performance is an essential aspect of a healthy and vital community. When we opened the theater in 1998, we envisioned a place where our community could come together to celebrate its diversity and challenge its perception of itself and what it is capable of accomplishing. By focusing on young people and the adults in their lives, Adventure Stage Chicago is providing an empowering, self-reflective and participatory experience that, we hope, is relevant to your lives now. Adventure Stage Chicago is not a theater company in residence. Rather, it is one critical piece of a dynamic, multifaceted social service organization that has been serving Chicagoans for the last 120 years with programs like AmeriCorps, Emergency Services, Head Start, House in the Woods Camp, and the newly opened Rowe Elementary School. By opening doorways to opportunity, the Settlement is dedicated to helping our neighbors overcome the obstacles that keep them from living a self-sufficient lifestyle. I hope that you leave here invigorated and inspired to dialogue amongst your family members about your experience. And I encourage you to let us know what you think so we can continue to make a difference. Sincerely, Ron Manderschied

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F R O M T H E D I R E C TO R - M AT T H E W R E E D E R Why do we tell stories? Stories are fun, sure.  They provide terrific playgrounds for our imaginations.  Stories are great entertainment.  They take us on wonderful adventures.  They teach us things.  They help us pass the time and they help us take our minds off of our everyday lives.  They often make us laugh, but sometimes they frighten us, and sometimes they even make us sad.  We love to listen to stories, even the sad and scary ones.  When a good story is being told, our ears perk up and our hearts open and we allow the stories to take us away. But have you ever wondered why people tell stories?  We all love to listen to great stories.  But why are some people compelled to tell the stories we love to hear?  And when was the first story told?  And who told it?  And why?  Was it just for fun?  Or was there a deeper reason to tell it?   We may never know the answers to those questions, but they are good for us to think about.  Human beings have been telling stories for a very, very long time.  For almost as long as there have been humans, there have been stories.  Things that are fun come and go, but things that are important tend to stick around for a very, very long time.  So does that mean telling stories is important?  If so . . . why? Walk Two Moons is a story.  But it also a story about a girl who tells a story, and the effect that the story has on her life and the life of the people around her.  For Salamanca, telling a story allowed her to do something, to think about something, to come to terms with something she had not been able to come to terms with before she told her story. As you can probably guess, I really like questions.  I feel that every good story is filled with a lot of good questions.  As you watch Walk Two Moons, I’d like you to think of about a few questions.  What was Salamanca trying to figure out?  Why was it hard for her to accept?  The story Sal chooses to tell about her friend Phoebe, seems to act as some kind of key inside of Sal.  What does that key unlock?  It is, of course, not an actual key, but something about Phoebe’s story unlocks something in Sal’s heart.  What was it? Sal takes a pretty important journey with her wonderful grandparents.  Thank you for coming with us on the journey of Walk Two Moons.

THE CRITIC’S CORNER Now that you have experienced Walk Two Moons, we want to hear from you. One of our guiding principles here at Adventure Stage is that theater inspires dialogue. You may have had the chance to participate in one of our Curtain Conversations with the cast. You can continue the conversation on our website (www.adventurestage.org) through our blog, The Adventure Page. The blog includes The Critic’s Corner where you can tell us what you thought about the show and continue probing the questions posed during our Curtain Conversation. We’re waiting to hear from you!

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PERFOR MER BIOS Dani Bryant (Margaret, Mary Lou, Nurse) is an actor, teaching artist, and playwright. Dani hails from Tennessee, but has called Chicago home for four years. Dani studied acting at UNC School of the Arts and received her BFA from The Hartt School of Theatre. As a playwright she’s performed her solo show, Binge, at the UofC Summer INC program, Around the Coyote, ChiFringeBinge, and StudioBE. Dani’s other foodie plays include Kitchen for Walkabout Theater and Molé for ASC. Dani has also performed with Hartford Stage, Collaboraction and Piccolo Theatre. Dani is a founding member of Cabaret Vagabond and an ensemble member with Adventure Stage Chicago and Walkabout Theater. Check out www.pantriesinabind.com for all things Dani. Baize Buzan (Phoebe) is delighted to be working with Adventure Stage for the first time on this production of Walk Two Moons, one of her favorite books from childhood. Past credits include Woyzeck (Oracle Productions) and The Chicago Landmark Project (Theatre Seven of Chicago). Originally from Massachusetts, she is a recent graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and holds a BA in Drama from Vassar College.  Casey Cunningham (Sugar, Mrs. Winterbottom) is an actor and singer and is so excited to be working with Adventure Stage! She has previously worked with Route 66 Theatre Company, Redtwist Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and Curious Theatre Branch among many others.  She has also worked extensively with WildClaw Theatre Company, where she is a proud company member and Casting Director. Casey sings in folk-

rock band ElvisBride, a band that was a play and is now a band. Casey is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf and can be seen next in WildClaw’s upcoming production of Kill Me.  Cheers and go Steelers! Sandy Elias (Gramps, Sgt. Bickle) is delighted to be working with Adventure Stage once again. Most recently he worked with TimeLine Theatre in their production of The Front Page, and just closed the Jeff Recommended Farragut North for Stage Left Theatre at Theatre Wit. He also appeared in Stage Left’s An Enemy of the People. Since moving back to Chicago three years ago (Sandy is a proud graduate of  the Northwestern University Theatre School), he has appeared in the Chicago premier of  Gossamer at Adventure Stage  Chicago, Chicago Fusion Theatre, where he appeared in JB and Proof, and Piccolo Theatre Ensemble, where he appeared in Black Comedy. His next project will be Stage Left’s spring production of The Fisherman. Before moving home, Sandy was an associate artist at the Southwest Shakespeare Company where he appeared in over half the works of Shakespeare. But-it’s great to be home! Millicent Hurley (Gram, Mrs. Partridge, Police Officer) is thrilled to make her Adventure Stage debut.  She was last seen as Agnes in A Delicate Balance and Lettice (Jeff Nomination for Principle Actress) in Lettice and Lovage at Redtwist Theater.  Millie played Mrs. Ruddle in Lifeline’s production of Busman’s Honeymoon and before that, Constance in Lillian Hellman’s Autumn Garden at Eclipse Theatre.  At Raven Theatre, her role as Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa garnered her a Jeff Citation for Best Supporting Actress and an After Dark Award.  Millie is an artistic associate of Erasing the Distance Theatre Adventure Stage Chicago 5


P E R F O R M E R B I O S ( c o n t .) Company and pursues voice over, commercial and film work.  Love to Chuck who keeps me going!

Shakespeare Stealer.  His recent theatre credits include The Warriors with The New Colony (where he is a company member and cofounder), Cabaret with The Hypocrites (Non-Equity Jeff Award Winner for Best Production-Musical) and The History Boys at TimeLine Theatre (Equity Jeff Award Winner for Best Ensemble, Best ProductionMidsize).  Michael is a proud alumnus of Columbia College Chicago.  Thanks to Shannon, the Fam, and all of his friends and mentors!

Kyle Johnson (Ben, Lunatic, River Bank Boy, Brother) is thrilled to be making his Chicago debut with Adventure Stage!  He has most recently been seen in Charles Mee’s Wintertime in Seoul, South Korea where he has spent the past two years teaching English.  He Skyler Schrempp moved back to the US in March, and (Sal understudy) cannot think of a better way to begin is thrilled to be his theatrical career than helping Adworking with venture Stage carry out their mission to Adventure Stage!  bring great theatre to young audiences.  She is an actor, He is amazed by the talent he is surteaching artist and a rounded with in this cast, and he looks proud native forward to more opportunities in ChiChicagoan.  She has worked with Oak cago theatre. Park Festival Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Redmoon, the Chicago Mammals and Tanya McBride 16th Street Theatre.  Skyler is a (Sal) is happy to be graduate of The School at Steppenwolf returning to Advenand has studied with the Moscow Art ture Stage after apTheatre.  She is artistic director of the pearing as Sadness in Viola Project, a Shakespeare The Ash Girl. She was performance workshop for girls.  Much last seen in Yellow love to all who have been supportive Face at Silk Road Risand encouraging, and much gratitude ing. Other Chicago credits into all who come out to see live theatre. clude: punkplay (Pavement Group), The Fantasticks (Porchlight Music TheJoe Zarrow atre), Mr. Fluxus (The Neo-Futur(Mr. Birkway, John) ists); Mirror of the Invisible World (U/S, is a playwright and The Goodman); The Rivals (Polarity Enperformer and is very semble); as well as productions with pleased to be making First Folio Theatre, Caffeine Theatre, and his Adventure Stage Collaboraction.  Tanya received her debut. He was seen M.F.A. in Acting and New Works Cremost recently in the ation from The Ohio State University.  Walkabout-produced Kitchen alongside Special thanks to Gray Talent Group for Adventure Stage Ensemble member their support, and to Thanh, who Dani Bryant. He has also performed in loves this story.  Chicago with Theater Seven, Collaboraction, Pavement Group, and the State. Michael Peters Walkabout Theater Company pre(Mr. Winterbottom, miered his site-specific farce The PiDoctor, Sheriff) is geons in April 2010, and he has perexcited to return to formed his original solo shows in ChiAdventure Stage cago, New York, Washington, ProviChicago after dence, and Winnipeg. He used to be an appearing as Robert English teacher in real life, making him Armin in The extra-qualified to play one onstage. 6 Adventure Stage Chicago


PRODUCTION BIO’S

Tom Arvetis (Adaptor) is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Stage Chicago, where his directing credits include And A Child Shall Lead and the world premieres of The Blue House, Katrina: The Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back and I Dream In Blues, a “blues-ical” he co-wrote with Chicago blues veteran Katherine Davis that was called “the sleeper hit of the season” by the Chicago Tribune. Other playwriting credits include a stage adaptation of poet Kenneth Patchen’s radio play The City Wears A Slouch Hat. Tom thanks Sharon Creech for her beautiful story, and the four most important women in his life: Dana, Lyra, Simone and Vivian, without whom he would not be here.

Lacy Campbell (Props Design) is delighted to join the wonderful crew at Adventure Stage again, after previously designing props for Sinbad: The Untold Tale, The Shakespeare Stealer and The Search for Odysseus. She is a proud company member with Barrel of Monkeys, where she teaches, builds props, directs, acts, sings, and dances. She occasionally designs puppets but mostly acts. Mike Durst (Lighting Design) is happy to return to work with Adventure Stage after previously lighting the productions of Still Life with Iris and The Shakespeare Stealer.

Morgan Gire (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Adventure Matthew Reeder (Director) Stage Chicago. Morgan is a freelance is the Artistic Director of BackStage stage manager in Chicago and has Theatre Company, where he recently had the wonderful fortune of working directed Three Days of Rain. Directing with such companies as Halcyon Thecredits include Jeff Recommended pro- atre, Actor’s Training Center and The ductions Memory, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Chicago Sketch Fest. Her most recent The Play About The Baby and Jeff work has been with the Iowa SumNominated On An Average Day. Matmer Repertory Theatre in Iowa City. thew’s credits also include the critically acclaimed production of Paula Vogel’s Laura Kollar (Costume Design) How I Learned To Drive. Matthew has hails from Atlanta, GA, but she has directed Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar been living and working in the Chicago Named Desire, and A Midsummer Night’s area since 2000. Laura is a proud EnDream for Metropolis Performing Arts semble Member with Adventure Stage Center. Matthew is also a regular at Chicago. She has designed many Adventure Stage Chicago, where he di- past productions; most recently she rected the wildly popular theatrical ad- designed And A Child Shall Lead. Laura aptation of Louis Sachar’s Holes, as well has also designed shows with Live as The Shakespeare Stealer, and Still Life Wire, Theater Wit, BackStage Theatre with Iris. Other selected directing cred- Co., National Pastime, Theatre Mir, Colits include Accomplice for Noble Fool laboraction, Serendipity Theatre, North Theatricals, The Glass Menagerie for Park University, Northeastern Illinois Illinois Repertory Theatre, A Tempest by University, Actors Theatre Co. and PegAimeé Cesar for the Playing French Fes- asus Players, among others. Thanks to tival at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Tom and the Ensemble for all their treThe Woman in Black for Blue Ridge The- mendous help, to Matt for being her faatre Festival. Matthew’s production of vorite, and to Darlene for letting Mama David Ives’ All in the Timing and English get back to work. Come visit us at Made Simple was featured at the 1999 Matty K’s Hardware in Lincoln Square! Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Sibiu, Romania. Matthew holds an Simon Lashford (Scenic Design) M.F.A in Directing from Virginia Comis delighted to work on his 1st design monwealth University, and a B.S. in Mu- for Adventure Stage Chicago. Simon is sical Theater from Ball State University. currently the Lead Designer for RedBox Adventure Stage Chicago 7


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Workshop in Chicago where he designs theatre, children’s environments and museum exhibits. He also runs his own design and drafting company. Past Chicago Theatre credits include set design for Chicago Dramatists Voyeurs de Venus and Hickory Dickory; set, puppet and mask design for TriArt’s Offending Shadows, Seashore and Freedomland as well as set design for Fortinbras with Defiant Theater and Great Society with Famous Door. Past company credits include San Francisco and Santa Fe Opera. Simon received his B.A. with honors in Theatrical Design from Virginia Tech. Love to Allison and Wyatt for their support. Andrew Wheatley (Sound Design & Original Composition) Originally hailing from the beautiful state of Montana, Andrew Wheatley is a sound designer, composer, and teaching artist. His recent Chicago theatre credits include: sound design for Freedom, NY (Teatro Vista), State of the Union (Strawdog Theatre Company), Alien Queen (Scooty and Jojo Show), and Lullaby (Teatro Luna); sound design and composition for Speed the Plow/Oleanna (American Theatre Company; w/ Kevin O’Donnell), Sonnets for an Old Century (Urban Theatre Company at the Steppenwolf Garage; w/ Miles Polaski), Ruby Wilder (Not Waiting Productions), and Orlando (Northwestern University). Additionally, Andrew develops and teaches courses in digital media arts with Chicago’s Digital Youth Network. Ellen Willett (Stage Manager) is glad to be back at Adventure Stage after stage managing the heck out of Ghosts of Treasure Island. She has also worked with a ton of other Chicago companies doing shows for both young folks and older folks. This season, you will not see her next at Lifeline Theatre’s How to Survive a Fairy Tale and Hit the Wall with The Inconvenience. For fun, she serves on the board of

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the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), a unique and vibrant music ensemble dedicated to advancing the music of our time. Matthew Wills (Assistant Director) is excited to be making his debut on the Chicago theatre scene. He has worked with Adventure Stage Chicago the past three summers as an intern and a teaching artist. Matthew is very happy to have the opportunity to work on his first full-length show with ASC. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Directing from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. He has directed several full-length and one act plays, his most recent shows being The Water Engine and The Wonderful World of Dissocia. Matthew is currently an Arts Administrative intern with Chicago Dramatists and is ready to begin planting the seeds of his theatre career.


SPOTLIGHT ON -SHARON CREECH We are always pleased when we can develop a relationship with an author, and we are very grateful to Sharon Creech for her wisdom, generosity and spirit of collaboration. We are also thankful that she was willing to answer our questions about Walk Two Moons and her career as a writer. When did you first start writing? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write poetry and short plays, but it wasn’t until I’d been an English teacher for fifteen years and my own children were teenagers that I began writing novels and considering publication. What made you want to pursue writing as a career? I loved reading and I loved teaching great stories and there came a day when I wanted to see what stories I might have to tell. What inspired you to write the novel Walk Two Moons? Walk Two Moons began as a follow-up to another novel, Absolutely Normal Chaos. In that book, Mary Lou Finney writes a summer journal, and as I began Walk Two Moons, I was merely speculating about what might happen when she turned in that summer journal to her English teacher. A few drafts later, Phoebe Winterbottom and her wild imagination leaped into the story, and she took over with tales of a disappearing mother and a lunatic. And then, shortly after rediscovering a fortune cookie message in the bottom of my purse (“Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins”), I began a new draft with a new character: Salamanca Tree Hiddle. The fortune cookie message inspired a journey (walking ‘two moons’) and a character who is a very small part Native American (the moccasins). When I began Sal’s story, all I knew was that she was a country girl and she was going on a trip. The rest of her story came out a little bit each day, as I sat down to write. I was too stubborn to throw away the earlier drafts with Mary Lou Finney and Phoebe Winterbottom, so they found their way into this new draft, along with Ben, the lunatic, Mr. Birkway, Margaret Cadaver, and Mrs. Partridge. Is there a particular character from Walk Two Moons that you identify with the most? Although there is part of me in each character in the book, the one I most identify with is the narrator, Salamanca. Can you tell us a little about your writing process? I begin a story when I have an insistent character, place, and voice in my head. I don’t know what the story is, but I write rapidly, following whatever is spinning itself out in front of me. I let the first draft be free and loose; mostly I just try to get out of the way of the story that wants to be told. Each day I’ll read over and loosely revise that day’s work, but I try not to evaluate until I have a completed first draft. Then I get brutal with it! Cut, add, polish. Over and over. By the third or fourth draft, it’s usually ready to be seen by my editor. Adventure Stage Chicago 9


S P O T L I G H T O N - S H A R O N C R E E C H (cont.) What is your advice to aspiring authors? My advice is simple: read a lot and write what gives you pleasure. Through reading, you learn how stories are told; you learn what you like and what you don’t; you learn about other people and places. When you’re writing, experiment. Write short things. Not everything has to be a story, but when you do try a story, you don’t need to know the story before you begin writing. I never do. Most of my ideas come while I am writing. Did you have any concerns allowing a different writer to adapt your novel into a play? No. I was intrigued to see what might emerge! I accept that the play will be its own art form, different from the original novel. Many of your novels deal with pre-teens dealing with the death of a loved one. Why is this theme so prevalent in your writing? This theme is more prevalent in the earlier books than in later ones, and there is both a simple and a complex explanation for that. I began writing novels shortly after my father died, and I suppose my grief found its way into my work. But also: I was about twelve when I first experienced the death of a relative. It shifted my world and made me pay more attention to the people and the world around me. I adopted humor to balance the serious things in life, and you’ll find that in my writing, too. Where there is sorrow, there is also humor; where there is humor, there is also sorrow. Is there anything in particular you would like your audience to remember or take away from reading or watching Walk Two Moons? I suppose I’d like for the audience to feel ultimately hopeful, that while we may face difficult things, there is always something beautiful to balance those difficulties. Have you ever considered adapting one of your own novels for the stage? Although I wrote short plays before I wrote novels, and I take short scenes from each novel and recast them as Readers Theatre, to use with students when I’m on book tours, I’ve never thought about adapting a whole novel for the stage. It seems rather daunting. I wonder if I’m too close to the work to be able to cut it and redraft it as drama. Then again, maybe I ought to try it once . . .

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EXPLORE MORE Other novels by Sharon Creech: Chasing Redbird – Sal’s best friend in Bybanks has to deal with her own unexpected loss and find her own place in her chaotic family. Absolutely Normal Chaos – Mary Lou Finney, Sal’s schoolmate in Euclid, writes in her journal about the many changes and surprises that take place in her life over the summer. The Wanderer – Thirteen-year-old Sophie goes on a sea voyage with her eccentric uncles and teenage cousins. Bloomability – Dinnie’s family send her to a school in a foreign country and she must learn to adapt and find her own identity. Other fiction: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare Nonfiction: Time for Kids United States Atlas (2009) Websites: www.sharoncreech.com www.achuka.co.uk/interviews/creech.php - an extensive interview with Sharon Creech www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/walktwomoons.html - a detailed study guide on Walk Two Moons www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/loreindex.html - 150 stories from Native American folklore

SPECIAL THANKS The ASC Ensemble, David Biele, The Chicago Board, Kristin Conaty-Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Sharon Creech, Ray Crosland, Tony Feliciano and the NUSH staff, Mikhail Fiksel, Tracy Flood, Mary Frueh Lardie-Sulzer Regional Library, Robert Kauzlaric-Lifeline Theatre, Ron Manderscheid, Noble Street College Prep School Tech Club, Caleb Nolan-West Town Library, The NUSH Board of Directors, The Saints, Suzy Takacs-The Book Cellar, Katie Taylor

C O R P O R AT E & F O U N DAT I O N A L S U P P O R T Adventure Stage Chicago deeply appreciates the support of The Chicago Community Trust, City Arts Program 1 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Grover Hermann Foundation, Illinois Arts Council, Kinder Morgan Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, RBC Foundation-USA, Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Adventure Stage Chicago 11


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March 24 – April 26, 2012 Jonas lives in a carefully constructed community of “sameness,” where individuality is discouraged, personal choice is obsolete, and feelings like pain and fear (and love) do not exist. But when Jonas turns 12 and begins training as the new Receiver of Memory, he soon discovers the many contradictions of his supposedly perfect world. Gently guided by The Giver, who shares bittersweet recollections of a forgotten way of life, Jonas grows determined to regain power over his own destiny. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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