Purcellville Theater Company Plans First Performance

Purcellville has a new community theater organization—the Geronimo Production Company.

Communications Director Elizabeth Stinette said the company’s mission is to educate and entertain through theater by drawing on the notable talent available in the area, and to work with area schools and educational groups.

Auditions for the company’s first show, The Giver, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Sept. 9 and from 9-10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at the Carver Center. Callbacks will be on Sept. 10. The show is slated for performance Dec. 8-11 at the Franklin Park Arts Center.

The show is an innovative adaptation by Eric Coble of Lois Lowry’s classic novel on imagined human misery, that eliminated memory, color and choice.

Director Keaghan Wier said she was excited to perform the show. Young actors are invited to audition for roles—both leading and supporting. The play features 12-year-old Jonas, who lives in a futuristic society where all are equal. One individual, the Giver, is allowed to remember the past. When Jonas is assigned to take over the Giver’s mantle, he, of course, remembers the past—and its dark secrets. How he reacts to the knowledge is then played out. Calling the story “a classic,” Wier said the imaginary world speaks to timeless themes such as love, family, grief and joy.

For more information, email Stinette at elizabeths@gmail.com or go to geronimoloudoun.org.

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