Irish Rep’s new production of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom Begins Previews June 8

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The new production of the Irish representative Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom Begins previews on June 8

James Joyce’s solo adaptation Ulysses by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann is directed by John Keating.

Aedin Moloney, Colum McCann and John Keating

Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann’s Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom begins preview performances at the Irish Repertory Theater on June 8. James Joyce’s stage adaptation Ulysses will officially open June 15 on the W. Scott McLucas studio stage and run through July 17.

Moloney stars in the solo play as Molly Bloom, delving into the mysteries and affirmations that come with loss and love, and the choices available to a woman in early 20th century Dublin. In the early hours of June 17, 1904, Molly’s womanizing husband returns home and Molly ruminates on the love they once shared through a thoughtful, unsentimental stream of consciousness.

Since reading Ulysses As a young girl, Moloney has since developed her interpretation of Joyce’s Penelope chapter through performance passages. With McCann’s encouragement, Moloney worked on developing the show beginning with the audio recording “Reflections of Molly Bloom” in 2017. After in 2019, Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom had its world premiere at Irish Rep and was produced for Irish Rep Online during the pandemic.

John Keating directs the production, which includes original music by Paddy Moloney, stage design by Charlie Corcoran, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Michael O’Connor and sound design by Mr. Florian Staab . Jeff Davolt is the production manager.

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