Living Literature

Teaching literature through performance

Since 1996

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ACTORS breathe life into literature,
 give voice to the characters,
 substance to the events.

the story
instead of just reading it.

 Taking literature

from page to stage

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2014 Holiday Season

New Show


Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant

adapted from John Irving’s

A Prayer for Owen Meany

Living Literature has created a funny and heartwarming half hour readers theatre presentation for the 2014 Holiday season.


This adaptation of John Irving’s seventh published novel and inspiring modern classic, A Prayer for Owen Meany, centers on the tale of two pre-teen-aged boys who are at the center of this unorthodox and funny Christmas pageant. The pageant is held in the fictitious New Hampshire town of Gravesend in the mid 1950’s.  


Upcoming Presentations of


Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant

Free & Open to the Public

Made possible by Friends of the Libraries

and Generous Living Literature Donors


Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm

Newport Public Library


Sunday, December 7  at 1:30 pm

Providence Public Library

Wednesday, December 10 at 6pm

The Brownell Library

Home of the Little Compton Free Library

Monday, December 15 at 7pm

Barrington Public Library

Saturday, December 13 at 2pm

Ashaway Free Library

Barry Press, Kelly Seigh and David Rabinow

2014 Book Selection
Mr. Penumbra's
24-Hour Bookstore

by Robin Sloan

RI Center
for the Book

The RI League of
Women Voters
has provided support through their
Education Fund Grants

Providence Athenaeum

Sharon CarpentierKelly Seigh


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