Eric Coble’s stage adaption of Lois Lowry’s Newbery award-winning book.
Friday, November 25, 19:30
Saturday, November 26, 19:30
Sunday, November 27, 17:00
Thursday, December 1, 19:30
Friday, December 2, 19:30
Saturday, December 3, 17:00
Theater am Käfigturm
Spitalgasse 4, 3011 Bern
In the futuristic society of “The Giver” all pain, fear or hatred have been eliminated, but there is no joy either. In this strictly regulated community, choice has also been eliminated: on turning twelve a young person is assigned a job according to their interests and abilities. When Jonas turns twelve, he is assigned the special role of Receiver of Memory. In this role he works with the Giver to receive and store memories of the world as it used to exist – memories of violence and fear, but also of joy and love. Together, Jonas and the Giver come up with a plan that will change their world forever.
Tickets are available through Eventfrog (online), or via Theater am Käfigturm (phone or box office).
Upstage offers discounts to students, pensioners and Upstage members.
Normal price: 35.00 CHF
AHV / IV and Upstage members: 27.00 CHF
Students / Apprentices: 25.00 CHF
Group of 10 or more: 30.00 CHF
Group of 10 or more (AHV / IV and Upstage members): 22.00 CHF
Group of 10 or more (Students / Apprentices): 20.00 CHF
Theater am Käfigturm
Spitalgasse 4, 2. UG, 3011 Bern
031 311 61 00
About the play
The show is approximately 2 hours long including a 20-minute intermission.
Act 1 (approx. 35 mins)
Act 2 (approx. 60 mins)
This performance contains video/audio of warfare that may be disturbing to some of our audience. In the play, Jonas also tackles with the transmission of painful memories like starvation and physical pain. You are always allowed to leave if there are elements in the performance that upset you. We hope to create a safe space where everyone feels welcome.
The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.
|The Giver||Marc Kempe|
|The Chief Elder||Jillian Hattersley|
|Community Member||Brigitte Gong|
|Community Member||Anina Hug|
|Directors||Anke Breihan, Sebastian Coleman|
|Production Managers||Anke Breihan, Sebastian Coleman|
|Stage manager||Katerina Balamoti, Eliane Baumann|
|Lighting and sound||Graham Goodwin|
|Set construction||Kevin Lindsey|
|Props and set dressing||Suzanne Seiler|
|Front of House Manager||Kusum Sägesser|
|Set and costume design||Anke Breihan, Sebastian Coleman|
|Publicity||Anke Breihan, Sebastian Coleman|
|Poster and flyer||Sebastian Coleman|
|Social Media promotion||Sebastian Coleman|