With the support of Bill Shipsey
Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom
- Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May 2022
- €10/ €7 students and unemployed
Adapted by Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann
Performed by Aedin Moloney
Music by Paddy Moloney
In the final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses, Leopold Bloom’s wife Molly is disturbed from sleep by his return to the marital bed. Her thoughts begin to wander. During the course of this famous internal monologue, she remembers her youthful experiences and fantasies, frets about her husband’s health while reminiscing about their first meeting and about when she knew she was in love with him. The episode both begins and ends with "yes", a word that Joyce described as "the female word"… !
In this highly acclaimed adaptation for theatre, Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann “lift the character from James Joyce’s novel to create a celebration of womanhood for the stage” NYTimes. The wonderful accompanying score was created by Aedin’s late father Paddy Moloney, lead musician of the famous trad group The Chieftains.
“…tour de force…” The New Yorker
“Yes! serves as an affirmation of female strength, liberation, and self-determination that we need to hear in our own times as well… Moloney and Colum McCann have adapted the text for the stage and gathered its most famous passages and scenes into an exuberant 75-minute soliloquy….” Theatermania
“Captivatingly dramatized by actor Aedín Moloney with Colum McCann… In her dynamic portrayal, Moloney offers a portrait of woman burning to be seen and celebrated by those around her, as she sees and celebrates herself.” Broadway World