Mainstage » The Giver

Based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois LowryThe Giver Logo
Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble
Directed by Mark Branner, UHM Professor of Theatre for Young Audiences

Jonas's world is perfect. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver -- to receive and keep the memories of the community. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life -- and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Through this astonishing and moving adaptation, discover what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of your own destiny. For ages 8 and above.

Tickets and Showtimes

September 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th at 7:30pm
September 30th at 2:00pm
Regular: $20.00
Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff: $18.00
UHAA Members: $15.00
Students: $13.00
Youth (Ages 2-17): $10.00
UH Manoa Students with Valid ID: $5.00

Super Saver tickets available until September 1st. Non-Super Saver tickets are available online, at outlets, by phone and at Kennedy Theatre beginning September 10th. All service fees included in prices.

Book Tickets

Special Events

Free Pre-Show Chat: Saturday, September 29th at 6:30pm
UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night: Friday, September 21st
Daytime performances for school groups will be held September 24th to 27th. Contact or call 808 956-2591 for more information.



Press Release (pdf)


Publicity Photos


Website about Lois Lowry, author of The Giver


Free preview at Hamilton Library on September 18th at 7:30pm. Click here for more information




Education Packet for The Giver


Listen to director Mark Branner talk about The Giver on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation" on September 10th




Production Photos