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

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2024-03-28 19:00:00 2024-03-28 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." Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Thursday, March 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-28 19:00:00 2024-03-28 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." Beachwood Branch - Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

Beachwood Branch

Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)

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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Beachwood Branch

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Phone: 216-831-6868
Fax: 216-831-0412
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Amia Wheatley

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Mon, Apr 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Apr 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Mon, Apr 15, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Call us at 216.749.9420 to make an appointment with one of our Digital Navigators at a CCPL branch.

Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Apr 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon, Apr 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 6:00pm
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Wed, Apr 17, 9:30am - 1:30pm
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Wed, Apr 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
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Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
Art historian Felicia Zavarella Stadelman presents her series on the lives and works of beloved artists.

Sat, Apr 20, 9:30am - 1:30pm
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Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Apr 22, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Mon, Apr 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Apr 23, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
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Wed, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Thu, Apr 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
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Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Mon, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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Tue, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Beachwood Meeting Room (Auditorium) (84)
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Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Mon, May 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, May 07, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, May 08, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
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Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, May 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, May 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Sat, May 11, 10:30am - 3:30pm
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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).

Sun, May 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Tue, May 14, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
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Tue, May 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Wed, May 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Wed, May 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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