Imagine a perfect world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness, no unemployment and no unhappiness. What would you trade to live in that idyllic society? Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning book, The Giver, examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their sense of humanity in order to create a more stable civilization. In this compelling drama, 12-year-old Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. This play is recommended for sixth grade and above.