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A Girl for You: Revival and Revision of "Company's" Bobbie

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2024-05-06 19:00:00 2024-05-06 20:00:00 America/New_York A Girl for You: Revival and Revision of "Company's" Bobbie Join us for a presentation on the iconic role of Bobbie in the musical "Company" and how the gender switch challenges and reframes the story in the 2018 "revisal." Solon Branch - Meeting Room (70)

Monday, May 06
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-06 19:00:00 2024-05-06 20:00:00 America/New_York A Girl for You: Revival and Revision of "Company's" Bobbie Join us for a presentation on the iconic role of Bobbie in the musical "Company" and how the gender switch challenges and reframes the story in the 2018 "revisal." Solon Branch - Meeting Room (70)

Solon Branch

Meeting Room (70)

Join us for a presentation on the iconic role of Bobbie in the musical "Company" and how the gender switch challenges and reframes the story in the 2018 "revisal."

When Sondheim’s Company premiered in 1970, the central character was a confirmed cynical bachelor. In Marianne Elliott’s 2018 “revisal” (as opposed to the more traditional revival), Sondheim’s Bobby becomes Elliott’s Bobbie. In addition to the show’s protagonist, the gender roles of Company’s married couples are reversed.

In “A Girl for You,” we will discuss how themes central to the original concept musical take on new meaning when the gender roles and power dynamics are reversed. How do our reactions change when the gender of the person expressing him- or herself changes? Sondheim’s songs, and Elliott’s reinterpretation of them, offer an ideal window to question our assumptions, consider other points of view, and engage with our own deeply held beliefs.

This program is in partnership with the Playhouse Square production of Company, which runs from April 30 through May 19 at the Connor Palace, and is part of the 2024 Cleveland Humanities Festival. See all the programs in our Company series on our events calendar.

Use the promo code LIBRARY to purchase discount tickets to see Company at Playhouse Square.

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Solon Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.248.8777
Fax: 440.248.5369
Branch manager
Darlene Davis

Hours
We're closed Monday May 27 due to Library CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day
Mon, May 27 Closed
(Library CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day)
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 02 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Located adjacent to Solon Community Park, the Solon Branch of CCPL offers community meeting spaces, public computer stations and dedicated areas for children and teens.

Upcoming events

Tue, May 28, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, May 29, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Enjoy a performance from the Five Lakes Chinese Music Ensemble and experience the beauty of this style dating back thousands of years.

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jun 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Explore the Cleveland-area entertainment mainstay from the 1970s into the 1990s.

Tue, Jun 04, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 04, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jun 05, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Join us each month this summer for fun STEAM activities for teens.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 06, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Customize drinkware with etching cream.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire ESOL/Citizenship Testing and Orientation for Aspire ESOL/Citizenship students attending virtual classes and new students registering.

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Come for stories, but be prepared for lots of dancing. Ages 3-5.

Tue, Jun 11, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Wed, Jun 12, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Learn about the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Sat, Jun 15, 9:30am - 10:30am
Create sidewalk chalk art on the pavement in front of the library. Ages 2-17. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Join us as we help your child build kindergarten readiness skills in a program aligned to Ohio's Early Childhood Standards. This session, we will focus on "Sharing".

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Make your own unique shirt! Please bring a plain white t-shirt that has been previously washed and dried. We will have a limited number of XL t-shirts available.

Mon, Jun 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Learn about this legendary chaotic night in Cleveland Stadium and the circumstances surrounding what was meant to be a normal baseball game.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Thu, Jun 20, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Mon, Jun 24, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Join us for a book discussion of The Art Thief, by Michael Finkel.

Tue, Jun 25, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Study Room
To schedule an appointment with a certified career counselor at the Solon branch, call Cuyahoga Works at 216-475-2225 .

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room (70)
Drop in for reading, art, science, technology, engineering and math challenges. No registration required.

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room (70)
Aspire Greater Cleveland provides free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at Cuyahoga County Public Library branches.

Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:20am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories.

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Story/Craft Room (25)
Join us for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and books.