Irish Rep expands its summer programming with the world premiere of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom, an adaptation of James Joyce's Ulysses co-written by Aedín Moloney (The Dead, 1904) and Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin). Moloney will perform in the limited engagement, scheduled to run June 7–July 7.
Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom will be directed by Kira Simring (Crackskull Row), and will feature music by Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains).
The monologue play takes us into the mind of Molly Bloom, wife to the wandering, philandering Leopold "Poldy" Bloom, Joyce's hero and protagonist in Ulysses. In the early hours of the morning in 1904, Molly Bloom faces an empty nest, an unfulfilling affair and a marriage long past its prime. As she patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness, she must find a way back to the rock-bed of love that she once knew.
Performances will be in Irish Rep's W. Scott McLucas Studio Stage, with an opening night set for June 13. The production is presented in association with Gabriel Byrne (Long Day’s Journey into Night).
Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom will feature scenic design by Charlie Corcoran (The O’Casey Cycle), costume design by Leon Dobkowski (The Dead, 1904), lighting design by Michael O’Connor (Two by Friel) and sound design by M. Florian Staab (The O’Casey Cycle). Jeff Davolt (Afterplay) will serve as production stage manager.
Upstairs in Irish Rep's mainstage, the Off-Broadway theatre continues its extended run of Sean O’Casey’s three most renowned plays, The Shadow of a Gunman, Juno and the Paycock, and The Plough and the Stars. Performances continue through June 22.