Gibraltar, Two-Person Adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses," Extends Run at Irish Repertory Theatre
By Carey Purcell
Gibraltar, Patrick Fitzgerald's two-character adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses," has extended its run at the Irish Repertory Theatre through July 14. The production began preview performances June 5 prior to an official opening June 13.
Directed by Terry Kinney, Gibraltar features Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald.
"Haunted by the death of a son and incapacitated by the havoc that loss has wrought on their relationship, Leopold and Molly Bloom are treading water," press notes state. "Leopold's solution — let Molly take a lover, then she'll appreciate him more. She'll tell him all about it, and they'll recover their lost language of love. He embarks on his Odyssey around Dublin, knowing full well that Molly is going to have an affair that afternoon. Can this gambit work? We wander far and wide with our unconquered hero until day turns to night and he returns home to the comfort of his bed and sleep. Then Molly awakens. And has the last word: 'Yes.…'"
The creative team includes Sarah Bacon (set and costume design), Paul Hudson (lighting design) and Alma Kelliher (sound design). Christine Lemme is production stage manager.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 727-2737 or visiting irishrep.org.
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