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Playreading "The Giver" by Eric Coble

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - 18:30
Zoom Meeting

Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now, Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world.

The reading will be hosted by Anke Breihan and Sebastian Brantschen, who will direct the autumn production.

The playreading is open to everyone, members and non-members alike.
It will take place online via Zoom. The play script is available for downloading from the members’ area of the Upstage website.

How to attend the reading:
- Download the play from the ‘Members’ section of the Upstage website or request the PDF via email to
- You'll find the link to the Zoom Meeting on the first page of the downloaded PDF (on clicking the link, you may be prompted to confirm the downloading of Zoom)
- The Zoom meeting will be started at 18:20 to allow attendees time to join by 18:30