Cleveland Public Library, Ohio Center for the Book, and Cleveland Play House Present:
Cleveland Public Library, Ohio Center for the Book, and Cleveland Play House have collaborated on a new exhibit: Christmas in July: A Christmas Story! The exhibit highlights the Cleveland Play House stage production of the classic holiday tale and will display at Cleveland Public Library, Literature Department, Main Library, July 2014 with special events, and a chance to win a surprise Christmas gift. Click "Christmas in July" (above, left) to view the flyer. Call 216.623.2881 for more information.
The Cleveland Play House 2014 production of A Christmas Story will begin its run November 28 – December 21, 2014 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare
THE EXHIBIT - Main Library, Literature Department, 2nd floor. Enjoy a warm "Christmas in July" with a display of costumes, props, stills from the show, and library materials. The 1983 MGM movie A Christmas Story, starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, and Darren McGavin, will be showing throughout the month of July in the Ohio Center for the Book, Literature Department, Main Library, 2nd floor. Visit the exhibit now through July 31, 2014, where you may not touch the leg lamp (because it's "Fra-GEE-leh!"), but we guarantee you won't shoot your eye out with our surprise Christmas gift!
PICK OUT A "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" TREAT: A Blind Date with an Ohio Author! The Literature Department and Ohio Center for the Book staff have hand-selected and wrapped up a variety of books. Check it out like any regular library book; then enjoy the wonder of unwrapping a surprise new reading experience! You may also enter to win a surprise Christmas gift by rating your blind date. Click on the image of the leg lamp (above) to download/print the Rate-A-Date entry form.
SPECIAL GUEST: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m., Youth Services Department, Main Library, 4th floor. "Ralphie" will play Santa Clause, offering special "Christmas in July" treats with a surprise visit to the Main Library.
THE STORY. A Christmas Story was written by Phil Grecian, based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, which in turn was based on the original short story collection In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
One boy. One holiday wish. And a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn't come true. The record-breaking show returns to the Cleveland Play House stage in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory – the perfect holiday treat for the family.
This year's Cleveland Play House production will run November 28 - December 21, 2014 at the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, 1407 Euclid Avenue. Purchase tickets online or call the Cleveland Play House box office at 216.241.6000.