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National Players presents
The Giver

September 14 - 25, 2016

Tickets: $7.50 for members; $15 for non-members


​​In a “utopian” future of sameness, young Jonas inherits an unusual career: to receive and keep the memories of his community’s past. Throughout lessons with his elder predecessor, The Giver teaches Jonas of love, war, and all of life’s unknown joys and pains. As his oppressive world continues unchanged, Jonas must decide whether to keep these secrets or upend his community. This modern classic explores the risks and rewards of a full life. The Giver speaks to all ages, and National Players is proud to produce it for the first time this year.









Honoring the Legacy of Anne Frank in the 21st Century
A conversation with Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider and Director Derek Goldman

September 17 at 5:00 PM in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab

Tickets: Free for members; $5 for Theater professionals; $10 for non-members


At the turn of the millennium, the Honorable Cynthia P. Schneider was serving as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. She's now a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown, and co-founding Director of the University's Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics with Derek Goldman (Director, The Diary of Anne Frank). Goldman is a long-time Holocaust educator who has written, adapted and staged numerous Holocaust-related texts. Both he and Ambassador Schneider bring a unique perspective to the ongoing importance of Anne Frank's story for understanding a variety of current international challenges, from the rise of authoritarian figures in western politics to the middle east's refugee and immigration crises.