Cracked Glass Productions
A Staged Reading
TUESDAY, JUNE 16
@ 7 PM
Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom, Stephen Dedalus and a cast of dozens of Dubliners wended their way through beaches, schools,Dublin's innumerable pubs, a church service, an outhouse, a maternity hospital, The National Library, Nighttown, a cabman's hut, Bloom's home on Eccles St. and Stephen's abode in a Martello tower at Sandycove overlooking Dublin Bay, all on an eventful single day, June 16, 1904. Homer's Ulysses took 10 years for his epic journey but James Joyce's classic novel Ulysses makes the journey in a single day.
Banned in the U.S. for nearly two decades because it reflected life as it is rather than as it ought to be, this marvel of literature leaps from the innermost thoughts of its characters to hallucinatory fantasy to the quotidian reality of a day in the life of turn-of-the-century Dublin.
Numerous theaters, auditoriums, and libraries around the world celebrate June 16th as BLOOMSDAY with readings, often from beginning to end, of the famous book. We will not attempt such a superhuman feat, but we will celebrate BLOOMSDAY with selected readings, music, song, outrageous costumes, and joviality on June 16 @ 8 at the Hooker-Dunham.
Open auditions will be held in January for readers who want to portray one of the colorful characters of Joyce's work. If you're interested in participating, reach us through the Contact Page or by emailing email@example.com.
June 16th comes but once a year, so mark Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in your calendar now so you won't miss the fun! Joyce has been called everything from a comic genius to a epic writer of an immortal classic to an over-intellectual, incomprehensible madman. Come taste the wonder of James Joyce's poetry, satire, and indefatigable imagination in our highly abbreviated romp through this remarkable day in our celebration of the wit and wonder of James Joyce's Ulysses.