Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In the Wings: The Giver. Meet Bryce Robinson.

Bryce Robinson plays The Giver in The Giver, the second production of the 2008-2009 Civic Youth Theatre season. The script by Eric Coble is based on the book of the same name by Lois Lowry.

"I wanted to audition for The Giver because I had read and enjoyed the book, and I knew that Brent Wick was the director," Bryce said. "Auditioning gave me another opportunity to be involved with a Civic show."

The character whom Bryce portrays is one of the few people who can see colors and emotions. He serves as the Receiver of Memory for the community, and becomes the Giver as he helps Jonas prepare for the position.

"At the beginning, my character accepts that he has to turn into a Receiver of Memory, but then he realizes he can possibly change the world a little bit because of the memories he shows people," Bryce explained. "He creates a plan with Jonas to help people."

The Giver opens December 5 and runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 14. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youth.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, please call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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