Students from Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) are putting the finishing touches on rehearsals for 'The Giver', Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, adapted into a play by Eric Coble, which will be performed live on the middle school stage December 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

The Giver features a futuristic society, where “sameness” is preferred over unique differences, and the show’s design team has created a “perfect” world using 21st Century technology, including Vari-lite 2000 moving spotlights controlled by DMX protocol, more than 200 additional lights, several special FX machines, and rear-projection screens which have been employed as scenic devices.

Under the direction of Ron Wells, Drama Teacher and Theatre Director at LCJSMS, the show’s technological equipment will be controlled totally by students using the new lighting and sound equipment recently installed in the restored auditorium.

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Recommended for audience members 10 years and up, tickets are $8 each and are available by visiting, as well as at the door.

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