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YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom
From the novel Ulysses by James Joyce
Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:00PM

W. Scott McLucas Studio Theater
132 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Please Note: Due to nudity and explicit language, audience members must be at least 16 years old to attend this production.

YES!
Reflections of Molly Bloom

From the novel Ulysses by James Joyce

Adapted for stage by Aedín Moloney & Colum McCann
Music by Paddy Moloney
Directed by Kira Simring

World Premiere presented by
Irish Repertory Theatre,
in association with Gabriel Byrne

A daring theatrical journey into the mind and heart of James Joyce's most sensual hero – a woman of women, a soul of souls, the indomitable Molly Bloom.

It is Ireland in the early hours of June 17th, 1904. Molly Bloom's husband – the wandering philandering Leopold "Poldy" Bloom – has just come home & fallen asleep in their Dublin row house. Molly – a daughter, a mother, a lover and a long suffering wife – patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness. She is lustful. Scared. Exuberant. Heartbreakingly lonely. Vivaciously reckless. And profoundly funny.

With an empty nest, an unfulfilling affair and a marriage long past its prime, Molly must find a way back to the rock-bed of love that she and Bloom once shared. Her unsentimental stream of consciousness is a song of songs that reaches backwards and forwards across the centuries. Written one hundred years ago, Joyce's words seem carved not just for today, but tomorrow too. Time ticks within time, dreams are upended, and life is thrown off balance. Molly seeks to reanimate love, and ends up discovering herself. Dublin becomes Gibraltar, age becomes youth, and a small room in Dublin becomes the world.

A beautiful and honest celebration of womanhood, written by James Joyce, adapted by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann, and directed by Kira Simring, Moloney's one-woman performance is a tribute to the enduring mysteries of loss and love – and the affirmation found, yes, in between.

"Yes, that was why I liked him. Because I saw he understood or felt what a woman is ... Yes!"