This year’s “Living Tableaux,” a recent tradition of The Inn, includes residents re-enacting famous literary protagonists in novels ranging from “Charlotte’s Web” to “Great Expectations.”

The Inn is Waveny LifeCare Network’s independent senior living residence, located at 73 Oenoke Ridge. This year’s “Living Tableaux” marked the Inn’s performance, and featured 17 resident models. As curtains were pulled aside to reveal the novels, audience members were challenged to identify each literary character, their book of origin, and a related song played by volunteer pianist Justine McCurdy. The all-resident cast included:

Rhoda Fisher, Alice Page and Jane Corcoran as the “Three Witches” from Shakespeare’s MacBeth

Betty De’Araujo as “Hester Prynne” from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.”

Rita Price as “Little Red Riding Hood” from Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood.”

David Brown as “Proust” from Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time.”

Charlotte Brown as “Charlotte” from E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web.”

Nancy Hugo as the “Mad Hatter” from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Dorothy Summers as “Anne Morrow Lindberg” from Lindberg’s “Gift From the Sea.”

Helen Tomaselli as “Miss Havishan” from Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Stuart Aaron as “Jay Gatsby” from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Sven Englund as “Harry Potter” from J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Ron Barlow as “Don Quixote” from Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote de la Mancha.”

Ann Throop as “Anna Leonowens” from Margaret Landon’s “Anna and the King.”

Don Harbour as “Sherlock Holmes” from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”

Ginny Lamborn as “Lysistrata” from Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata.”

David Metz as “Rip Van Winkle” from Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle.”

The Living Tableaux art form originated centuries ago in Europe, but is perhaps best known today through the “Pageant of the Masters,” a celebrated annual event at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts, 50 miles south of Hollywood, Calif.

Past years’ Tableaux productions at The Inn have featured famous paintings, stars of the silver screen, and American icons.

“When we first started this tradition at The Inn, it was something I’d wanted to do for over a decade,” said Barbara Jeffries, assistant director of Resident Activities. “Finally I thought, ‘what are we waiting for?’ and put up a notice on our activities bulletin board to recruit players. I had no idea what to expect among the residents, but to my delight nearly a dozen people showed up at our first meeting.” And the rest, as they say, was history, with the Tableaux project gaining a steady momentum of interest, anticipation and participation each year.