Join us for the full-length staged reading of the 2019 New Works Playwright Competition winner. The NWPC Winner Workshop provides a unique opportunity for the winning playwright to workshop their production on the OCTA stage and get feedback from a live audience.THE GIVER - A MUSICAL (adapted from the popular young adult science fiction novel by Lois Lowry) is set in a world with no pain, sorrow, or conflict, but also without weather, color, or deep emotion of any kind. The story follows Jonas, a 12-year-old boy who is given the assignment of holding the collective memory of what life was like before Sameness, so that he can guide the communitys leaders with his wisdom. He is trained by the previous holder of that assignmenta mysterious man Jonas comes to call the Giver. As Jonas comes to understand both pain and love, the idea of supporting Sameness becomes increasingly intolerable, and he and the Giver decide the time has come to change everything.
Ages: Teens and above