The Hunger Games

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Place: Workforce Development Center, Technology Theater, Franklin, VA
Cost: Free and Open to the public

In a not-too-distant future, North America has
collapsed, weakened by drought, fi re, famine, and war
to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the
Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young
representatives from each district are selected by
lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part
entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the
subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast
throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to
eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens
required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young
sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female
representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place.
She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted
against bigger, stronger representatives who have
trained for this their whole lives