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.

“Loved the performance, the actress did such a
great job portraying all the different characters.”

Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the 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.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.


  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.
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