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Oct
12
Thu
The Kite Runner @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The professional theatre company, Literature to Life, brings the New York Times bestseller and an international classic, THE KITE RUNNER, to life in a stunning solo performance that audiences will be discussing for days. From the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English, this performance dramatically portrays the relationship of two boys – Amir, a privileged Pashtun and Hassan, a Hazara servant. Through the eyes of the young hero, Amir, the actor takes us on a heartbreaking journey of friendship and betrayal in a society of severe class division.

During the show, which utilizes original Afghani music as a backdrop, we meet upwards of eight characters, each fully realized by this virtuosic performer. Attendees are invited to stay for the post show interactive discussion where the audience will explore themes including redemption and class systems.

Join in the pre-show book read and post-show book discussion facilitated by the MARION PUBLIC LIBRARY staff.
Learn more at http://www.marion.lib.oh.us/KiteRunner

Oct
14
Sat
Behind Closed Doors
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
18
Wed
Lunch with the Presidents @ Moose Lodge Ballroom
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the lunch menu. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This is an annual fundraiser for the Marion Co. Historical Society. Make your reservations early.

Oct
19
Thu
Lunch with the Presidents @ Moose Lodge Ballroom
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the lunch menu. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This is an annual fundraiser for the Marion Co. Historical Society. Make your reservations early.

Kite Runner Book Discussion @ Marion Public Library
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Marion Cultural Collaboration:
​October 12 ~ one-man stage show @7:30 at Marion Palace Theatre
October 19 ~ Book Discussion @ 7:00 at Marion Public Library

Join us for a special book discussion of the bestselling and international classic, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. We’re partnering with the Marion Palace Theatre as they look to bring Literature to Life on their historic stage.

Check out a copy of the book at Marion Public Library, or pick one up on the day of the show at the Marion Palace Theatre so you can join The Kite Runner discussion.

Oct
21
Sat
Dinner with the Presidents @ Harding High School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Step back in time as you dine with different Presidents from U.S. History and eat some of their favorite foods on the dinner buffet. Short presentations will be presented by each of the Presidents. This is an annual fundraiser for the Marion Co. Historical Society. Make your reservations early. Seating with a President is optional.

Tracy Lawrence @ Marion Palace Theatre
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tracy Lawrence, the dynamic country music singer, guitarist, and radio host of Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence, is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music. With an impressive collection of twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts, eighteen number one singles, and over thirteen million albums sold, Lawrence is one of the most played artists on radio.

The Multi-platinum CMA and ACM award-winning artist has imprinted an indelible mark on the genre with dozens of hits including Sticks and Stones, Alibis, Texas Tornado, Time Marches On, Paint Me a Birmingham, and Find Out Who Your Friends Are, just to name a few.

With his new radio show and more than 100 live appearances every year, Lawrence’s music continues to evolve and engage all generations of Country music fans.

Oct
27
Fri
Speaking Volumes with Richard Russo @ Marion Public Library
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Back for its second year, we are excited to announce this year’s fundraising event!  The highlight of the evening is an author talk with Richard Russo, beloved novelist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Empire Falls.  The author will be available for a book signing afterwards, with the opportunity to purchase copies of his books before or during the event.  Desserts, beverages, cash bar and musical entertainment by The String Connection will also be provided, and all proceeds go to support the operations of the Marion Public Library.

Tickets go on sale October 1st. The general admission ticket is $40, including the entertainment listed above.  There is also an exclusive social hour event with the author before the main event, with a limited number of tickets available for $75/person or $125/2 people.

Copies of select titles by Mr. Russo will be available for pre-purchase.  Pre-purchase of books ensures an earlier line number for the book signing.

Tickets will be on sale at the library’s front desk (cash, check, or credit), the BookMarket (cash, check, or credit) and on the BookMarks’ event website.

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of short stories, and Elsewhere, a memoir.  In 2002, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which was also adapted into an HBO mini-series starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Helen Hunt.  Russo earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s in fine arts, and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.  He has two daughters and lives with his wife in Camden, Maine.

Oct
28
Sat
Applebutter Stir & Horseradish Day @ Lawrence Orchards
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The lighting of the wood fire under the kettle will be in the early hours of the day. Canned jars will be available late in the day. At the same time grinding of their horseradish crop. Take a jar or two of their “Hot as Hades Horseradish” to share.

Nov
3
Fri
The Drowsy Chaperone @ Marion Palace Theatre
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE begins as the man in the chair looks on. The barrage of characters, who include two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, all add up to madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is masterful, poking fun at all the clichés that surround the musical theatre genre. Directed by Charles Groth with Musical Direction by Daniel Bradshaw.