In association with Young Audiences, New York
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts presents
The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life® stage presentation of
By Lois Lowry
Performed by Liz Parker
Adapted and Directed by Elise Thoron
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.
CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 6.RL.7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
- 7.RL.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Lesson Plan Idea: Assign one half of the room to brainstorm principles of a perfect society and plans for implementation. Assign the other half to present arguments against these ideas. Students respond to the exercise in writing.
This performance was incredible! I was very moved. – 6th grade teacher, River School
Monday, December 2, 2013
9:30am (Third show added!)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9:30am & 12:00pm
Both Tuesday shows sold out!
60 minutes with 15 minute post-show discussion
Contact Melanie Weir to be added to the waitlist for the Tuesday shows.
Study Guide (PDF)
Education Programs On Sale August 12, 2013 starting at 9:00am.Order Form (PDF)
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