Join Children's Theater of Madison for an evening with acclaimed author Lois Lowry in a special event at the Central Library previewing CTM's production of The Giver. Ms. Lowry will be joined by APT actor Paul Bentzen, who plays the title role in the stage adaptation of Ms. Lowry's award-winning book. The evening will feature readings from the novel and the play, comments by Ms. Lowry regarding the process of adapting her novel to stage and screen, and a Q&A session with the audience. Ms. Lowry will sign books after the event. A Wisconsin Book Festival event recommended for ages 8 & up.
CTM performances of The Giver are happening February 15-23, 2014 at The Playhouse at Overture Center for the Arts. For more information production or to purchase tickets, visit CTM's web site. For more information about Lois Lowry, visit her author's web site.
In addition, three interactive workshps are scheduled around The Giver:
- Verona Public Library - Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm
- Sun Prairie Public Library - Saturday, February 1, 1 pm
- Fitchburg Public Library - Sunday, February 2, 1:30 pm
These workshops will include theater exercises, a reading from the play, and a group discussion about the popularity of dystopian literature, such as The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and The Lottery. Free; for ages 10 and up. These events are funded by a grant from Beyond the Page.