School Shows

Young Audiences of New York’s Literature to Life® 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 is the same, 12-year-old Jonas is selected to receive the memories of a far different life. During his training, the buried truth about the world that he was born into becomes hauntingly clear. This powerful performance explores themes of individuality, ethics, and social constructs.

“My students were captivated by the performer’s ability to play all the roles.”

– 8th grade teacher, Pacific Union College Elementary School

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied 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.

Resources


Find materials for every show, policies, and more resources here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email Chrystie Prokopakis, School and Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:30am & 1130am
60 minutes plus 15 minute post-show discussion
literaturetolife.org

Both performances sold out!

Use the online application below to be added to the wait list.

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage


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


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Art Talks


Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Please select the desired date and time options for your docent-led tour through our Sculpture Garden to view the work of Bruce Johnson’s “Root 101” exhibit when you place your School Show order.  Tours may accommodate up to 100 people, take approximately 20 minutes, and begin 15 minutes after school shows end. We will confirm your tour reservation based on scheduling and availability. Use our online application, printed order application, or contact Chrystie Prokopakis by email or phone at 707.800.7504.