New York's Daedalus Theatre Company combines forces with the Milagro Theatre and Liquid Theater to present James Joyce's rarely performed play, Exiles, through March 15.
Although Exiles was written in 1914, the year that saw the completion of his Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man and the beginning of Ulysses, it was not published until 1918. The play was widely dismissed by critics when first published as a "wan imitation" of Ibsen's When We Dead Awaken.
The plot of Exiles involves an artist who must choose between a career that satisfies his wife and friends -- or a life of alienation in the pursuit of his art.
The production will be directed by Daedalus founding member, Richard Nash-Siedlecki, who first tackled the text in 1995 at NY's Ontological Hysteric Theatre.
Exiles will be performed at the CSV Cultural Center, Feb 20-Mar. 15. For reservations call (212) 501-3513. -- By Sean McGrath