Custom Programs


Here are some of our custom created shows listed below and some of the places we created them for.
Contact Barry Press if you would like us to create a show for your school, library or other event.

Alice in Wonderland 1 hour

And the Banned Played On (2000) and The Second Banned Edition (2001) ACLU Benefits
Living Literature performed The Giving Tree and an excerpt from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice & Men at Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence. 1 hour

Anton Chekhov: Stories of Life and Love for Temple Sinai, Cranston, RI
The short stories selected reflect on the nature and the challenges of romantic love between men and women. 1 hour

Classic Ghost Stories of Rhode Island for Barnes & Noble, Warwick, RI Includes Edgar Allan Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, Robert Frost’s The Witch of Coos, Saki’s The Open Window and Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek. 1 hour

Common Ground: What Unites Us?, What Divides Us? in partnership with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) 40 minutes

Darfur Voices: Understanding the African Genocide – is an aural collage of stories and testimonies woven together to help us understand the conflict in Darfur. 30 minutes

Living in America: The First Amendment Teaching Project hosted by the Lincoln School in Providence. This event was sponsored by the RI ACLU. An excerpt from J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was performed by Living Literature. A question and answer session followed, with the actors role playing teachers, principles, concerned parents, etc., responding to students’ questions in character.

Pursuit of Happiness: What is the American Dream? 45 minutes

A Quintet of Grimm’s Fairy Tales for a private, children’s Birthday party in Cambridge, MA

Rhode Island Remembers: A Mosaic of Victims’ Voices – created from the stories of six survivors and liberators of W.W.II concentration camps who settled in Rhode Island. 50 minutes

Tales of the Fools of Chelm for Temple Habonim in Barrington, RI   Using four stories about the fabled village of Chelm, three by Isaac Bashevis Singer and one by Steve Sanfield, we introduce you to the people in a village of  fools: The Snow in Chelm, Zlateh the Goat, The Feather Merchants, and The Inn of the Stolen Moon. 45 minutes

Valentine’s Day Victorian Dinner for the Rhode Island Historical Society & The Heritage Trust of Rhode Island was presented at the Lippitt House Museum in Providence. A Day for Lovers, stories and poems about love included Sonnets From the Portuguese #18 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurelia’s Unfortunate Young Man by Mark Twain, The Haircut by Raymond Carver, Long Walk to Forever by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker, and The Telephone by Robert Frost. 45 minutes

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