For Immediate Release 
January 13. 2015


Indianapolis--Test your knowledge of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning children’s novel, The Giver, by venturing on a scavenger hunt at the Indianapolis Central Library, hosted by the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Much of today’s popular dystopian fiction for young adults might not exist without The Giver,” said Randy Pease, IRT’s Manager of Educational Sales. “With our production and this scavenger hunt, our hope is that young people will not only engage Lowry’s world more deeply, but will expand their horizons to see what other worlds they can explore through reading and the arts.”

This free event, welcomes participants to explore the six-story library while searching for clues and preview exclusive IRT set designs before the show opens on Jan. 23.

Each participant will receive a 50 percent off coupon for one ticket and will be entered to win four tickets to see the IRT’s The Giver and experience an exclusive backstage tour. 

Tickets will be drawn the day of the scavenger hunt; participants must be present to win. Tickets can be redeemed for any performance of The Giver.

“The city of Indianapolis is a vibrant arts community,” said Susan Davis, Adult Program Specialist at the Central Library. “The collaboration between IRT and the library symbolizes an effort to create opportunities for informal learning, while continuing to offer cultural enrichment opportunities for our community.”

What: The IRT’s The Giver: A Scavenger Hunt at the Central Library
Where: Indianapolis Central Library, 40 East Saint Clair Street, Indianapolis
When: Sunday, Jan. 18; 2:30 p.m. –4 p.m.
Cost: Free; all ages welcome to participate


Jan. 23 @ 7 p.m. –Opening Night
Jan. 24 @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Jan 31 @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. –ASL/A-D Performance
Feb. 6 @ 7 p.m.
Feb. 7 @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Feb 13 @ 7 p.m.
Feb 14 @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Feb 20 @ 7 p.m.
Feb 21 @ 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. *Standard ticket prices $25-47; students $20

Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.