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The Giver

Imagine and Discover

The Giver

by Eric Coble, based on the book by Lois Lowry
May 13, 2016 - May 22, 2016







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Sensory Friendly Performance

Saturday, May 21st at 1:00 PM

Ticket Prices - Adults $10 and Youth $5

What to expect at the Sensory Friendly Performance (by Carlow University)

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Our Sensory-Friendly performances are designed to be more accessible to those individuals on the autism spectrum or to others with sensory sensitivities.

Accommodations for this sensory-friendly performance include:

  •  Access to online resource materials and social stories to prepare for your visit.
  • Lower and less startling sound levels and light cues during the performance.
  • Dimmed house lights on during performance.
  • Designated quiet spaces and sensory-friendly activities in the lobby.
  • Relaxed audience expectations.  Patrons can leave their seats and are free to talk during the performance.
  • Trained actors ushers, and box office staff to help attend to families' needs.
  • Availability of hand-held fidgets and ear plugs
  • Full refunds available for tickets purchased to the sensory-friendly performance only.


“Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.
This world premiere adaptation by Eric Coble of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award novel stirs your memories as 12 year old Jonas discovers his special gifts and his special purpose with the aid of the Giver in this world of Sameness. But will he be successful?
Opens May 13 and runs until May 22.

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Sensory Friendly Performance support provided by the following:



Accessibility Contact
Our Accessibility Contact is Connie Brinda, Operations Director

The Hazlett Theater Performing Arts Center where Prime Stage performs is accessible for people with disabilities.  For information on seating and/or to request an ASL signed student matinee performance, please email Prime Stage at