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.


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Event Information

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

Both performances sold out!

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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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