School Shows

Literature to Life®’s production of

The Giver

by Lois Lowry

Adapted and Directed by Elise Thoron

Grades 6-9

This stage adaptation features verbatim portions of the critically acclaimed novel The Giver. In a dystopian world where all predictable, 12-year-old Jonas is selected to receive the memories of a far different life. During his training, the buried truth about the world he was born into becomes hauntingly clear. This powerful performance explores themes of individuality, ethics, and social constructs.

“This performance was amazing!”

LBC performance may not include pieces from above video.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 6.RL.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
  • 7.RI.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
  • 8.RL.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Lesson Plan Idea

Trace the key points of the story from when Jonas began seeing the truth to when he chose to leave the colony.

On sale Wednesday, August 9, 2023 starting at 9:00 am.

Event Information

9:30 am & 11:30 am
Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2024
65 minutes plus post-show discussion

In-Person at LBC!

9:30 am performance sold out!
11:30 am performance added due to popular demand!
Use the application to join the 9:30 am waitlist or apply for the 11:30 am show time.

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.

Extend and enrich your field trip to LBC with a self-guided tour of our outdoor Sculpture Garden!

Students can safely explore our outdoor Sculpture Garden the main exhibits as well as the landscape, bridges, and walkways. Its giant oak trees offer shady seating where classes can discuss their recent experience as consumers of the arts.

LBC opened the Sculpture Garden in 2015 as a gift to our North Bay community. With the support of Sutter Hospital and other generous donors, the Sculpture Garden presents rotating works from contemporary regional artists who create monumental outdoor art that becomes incorporated into the landscaped natural setting.

The LBC’s current exhibition for the outdoor Sculpture Garden, Geometry in Art is running now through August 2025. This exhibition celebrates the intersection of geometry and artistic expression through the works of nine extraordinary artists, each presenting a unique perspective and aesthetic through their exploration of form, line, and negative space.

You can sign up for a self-guided tour right on your School Show application or email us.

Click here for more information about the Sculpture Garden.


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