Living Literature offers “A Holiday Sampler,” a 45 minute readers theater style presentation of stories, poems and essays celebrating the spirit and practice of Christmas. It includes such authors as Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Grace Paley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Loudon Wainwright, Shel Silverstein, Mary Oliver, Louisa May Alcott, Richard Wilbur, Pearl S. Buck, and Leo Tolstoy among others. It will be perform by husband & wife team, Anne Scurria and Living Literature Artistic Director, Barry Press. This free off-beat lighthearted look at the most indelible of holidays is best appreciated by an adult audience, but children are welcome.
Living Literature is a collective of Rhode Island based artists and educators who use readers theatre style presentations to dramatize non dramatic writing, using only the author’s words; allowing the audience to experience the events and characters of the story in an unique way. Since its inception in January of 1996, Living Literature has created over 100 presentations based on poems, stories, novels, plays, essays, biographies, articles, and oral histories. They have presented the works of more than 100 different authors, and done presentations in over 50 schools, more than 40 libraries, and many other community venues throughout southeastern New England. For the past nine years Living Literature has been creating programs for Reading Across Rhode Island, the signature program of Rhode Island Center for the Book.