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Better Off Read Book Group: The Virginian

2022-01-31 18:30:00 2022-01-31 20:00:00 America/Chicago Better Off Read Book Group: The Virginian Join us for a virtual discussion of the original Western. Main Library

Monday, January 31
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-01-31 18:30:00 2022-01-31 20:00:00 America/Chicago Better Off Read Book Group: The Virginian Join us for a virtual discussion of the original Western. Main Library

Main Library

Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Join us for a virtual discussion of the original Western.

Set in Wyoming Territory, The Virginian depicts the loneliness and challenge of an unknown land where the whistle of a freight train sounds across great miles of silence, where easy camaraderie—and sudden violence—are found around the campfire, and where the rough honesty of “frontier justice” is just beginning to impose a sense of society on an unruly populace. 

Our January book will be Owen Wister's Western "The Virginian." Our meeting will take place on Monday January 31st at 6:30 pm. City Lit director Terry McCabe will join us to discuss City Lit's adaptation of the Western classic.  We are partnering with City Lit Theater to see their stage adaptation. 

* In light of the recent COVID surge, the discussion has moved to Zoom. Patrons are welcome to attend the play according to their own comfort. Attendance of the play is not necessary to attend the book discussion on the 31st.*


When is the performance? 
Sunday January 30th at 3pm 


Where is it? 
City Lit Theater  
1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago


Can I bring a friend?
Yes! The more the merrier. 


How much does the ticket cost?
Tickets are $27 discounted tickets? 

Through the City Lit website. The discount code is LIBRARY (Note: you have to select Full Price tickets then enter the code.  It will not apply to Senior or Student tickets.  It is also only valid for the Jan. 30th performance.)  If you prefer, you can call the box office(773)292-3682  and let them know you are with the Evanston Public Library. 


What are the requirements for vaccinations?
City Lit Theater Company requires proof of vaccination in order to attend all performances.  Proof of vaccination is a physical vaccination card or a picture on your phone of your vaccination card or other electronic proof. If you'd like to save time at the door and not carry your physical vaccination card with you, feel free to email an image of your card ahead of time to boxoffice@citylit.org. 


How do I purchase my discounted tickets? 
Through the City Lit website. The discount code is LIBRARY (Note: you have to select Full Price tickets then enter the code.  It will not apply to Senior or Student tickets.  It is also only valid for the Jan. 30 performance.)  If you prefer, you can call the box office(773)292-3682  and let them know you are with the Evanston Public Library. 


What are the requirements for vaccinations?
City Lit Theater Company requires proof of vaccination in order to attend all performances.  Proof of vaccination is a physical vaccination card or a picture on your phone of your vaccination card or other electronic proof. If you'd like to save time at the door and not carry your physical vaccination card with you, feel free to email an image of your card ahead of time to boxoffice@citylit.org. 

 

In accordance with the city's mask mandate, audience members are required to wear a mask during the performance, regardless of vaccination status.


If I don't go to the play,  can I still come to book group? 
Of course! Director Terry McCabe of City Lit Theater will be joining us at our meeting on Monday the 31st at 6:30 pm to discuss adapting the book. We will be talking about the book and Western cannon as well. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Authors & Book Discussions |

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