Celebration of Life, Love, Lust, and Language in James Joyce’s ULYSSES
Wednesday, June 16 | 7 pm to 1 am
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New this year!
Broadcast on WNYC 93.9FM starting at 8 pm
Streamed worldwide, from Dublin to Shanghai to Timbuktu, on WNYC-FM and Symphonyspace.org
The 29th annual celebration of James Joyce’s ULYSSES will once again follow selected adventures of Joyce’s hero, Mr. Leopold Bloom, as he makes his way through his ordinary Dublin day, and back home to his ever-loving Molly. As on every Bloomsday, a cast of Broadway and film stars, Selected Shorts regulars, and avid Joyceans will join in the carefully crafted excerpts staged by Isaiah Sheffer. Cast members include Stephen Colbert, Colum McCann, Fionnula Flanagan, Marian Seldes, John Shea, Tony Roberts, Dana Ivey, Stephen Lang, Malachy McCourt, Fritz Weaver, Jonathan Hadary, Lois Smith, David Margulies, Cynthia Harris, Jefferson Mays, Harris Yulin, and Damian Woetzel.
Join us this year as we explore the parallels between Joyce’s ULYSSES and Homer’s ODYSSEY, on which it is modeled. Excerpts will compare Odysseus’ descent into Hades with Mr. Bloom’s visit to the Dublin cemetery, Odysseus’ dalliance with the enchantress Circe and Mr. Bloom’s visit to the brothels, Odysseus’ violent encounter with the monstrous Cyclops and Mr. Bloom’s fracas with the anti-Semitic troglodytic Irish patriot, and Ulysses’ ultimate return home to his beloved Penelope with Leopold Bloom’s return to his bed next to the incomparable Molly.
BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY will conclude with the complete, uncensored, vivid night-time monologue of Molly Bloom performed by Fionnula Flanagan in a prodigious performing feat that lasts two and a half hours.
Admission: General sale $25 /Irish Arts Center Members $20.
Tickets: SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400