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Carrie

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Virtual -- Page to Stage Book Club

January 2022 - Carrie by Stephen King

2022-01-20 18:30:00 2022-01-20 19:30:00 America/New_York Virtual -- Page to Stage Book Club Virtual - Virtual

Thursday, January 20
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-01-20 18:30:00 2022-01-20 19:30:00 America/New_York Virtual -- Page to Stage Book Club Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! Jan 2022 book - Carrie by Stephen King. Virtual - Virtual

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Read and discuss the books that inspired Broadway musicals, enriching understanding and enjoyment of both! Jan 2022 book - Carrie by Stephen King.

"Carrie," adapted from Carrie by Stephen King. 

Join the Page to Stage Book Club virtually on January 20th at 6:30pm to discuss Carrie, its relation to its musical adaptation, and the history of the musical production. Please register for the event to the virtual attendance link. 

Carrie is a gothic horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his first published novel, released on April 5, 1974, with a first print-run of 30,000 copies. Set primarily in the then-future year of 1979, it revolves around the eponymous Carrie White, a friendless, bullied high-school girl from an abusive religious household who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who torment her. In the process, she causes one of the worst local disasters the town has ever had.

After its premiere in London, Carrie's musical adaption ran on Broadway for only five performances in 1988. It was one of Broadway's most notorious "flops" but has since garnered a dedicated following. 

Copies of Carrie will be available at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, and can also be placed on hold from the DC Library catalog. Digital copies are also available to access with Overdrive

Please contact Jeff at jeffrey.gluckman@dc.gov for assistance in accessing Carrie or questions about attending Page to Stage Book Club. 

For other adaptations and supplementary material:

Watch the film adaptation of Carrie on Kanopy. Note that this movie is R-rated. 

Listen to the soundtrack. 

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

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Please register for event or contact Jeff at jeffrey.gluckman@dc.gov to get link to virtual event.