Wild Geese Players of Seattle

posted
Jun 02, 2022

Bloomsday — Seattle 2022

Nausicaa

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of Episode 13, “Nausicaa”, adapted from the 1922 edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses. This year marks the centenary of the publication of Ulysses in 1922.

Our 25th annual reading will take place at 2:30 pm on June 16, 2022 at the
Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library,
5614 22nd Ave NW,
Seattle, WA 98107.

Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) refers to the 24-hour period on June 16, 1904 in which Ulysses is set. Joyce’s ground-breaking novel follows the wanderings of Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

Join us for Episode 13, “Nausicaa”, where it is 8pm on Sandymount Beach, and Leopold Bloom is exchanging meaningful glances with Gerty MacDowell.

Script

Read along with the script. Adapted by George Reilly and Helen Bloom from the Project Gutenberg text.

Press Release

This is our twenty-fifth year of Bloomsday readings. (Press Release).

Commentary on Nausicaa

Other Wild Geese Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.

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posted
Jun 02, 2022

2022 Bloomsday Press Release

25th Annual Staged Reading of James Joyce’s Ulysses

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle join Bloomsday celebrations across the globe honoring Ulysses’ author James Joyce. This year marks the centenary of the publication of Ulysses in 1922.

For our 25th annual reading, we’ll present Episode 13, Nausicaa, at 2:30 pm on June 16, 2022 at the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) refers to the 24-hour period on June 16, 1904 in which Ulysses is set. Ulysses follows the wanderings of Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin. In Episode 13, “Nausicaa”, it is 8pm on Sandymount Beach, and Leopold Bloom is exchanging meaningful glances with Gerty MacDowell.

Since 1998, The Wild Geese Players of Seattle have presented staged readings of Irish literature, by writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats. The Geese are a diverse group of people who share an interest in matters Irish. Some of us were born in Ireland, some have family connections, but we all enjoy Irish literature. We believe that poetry and certain novels are best read aloud, that some works are better heard than read.

For more information, visit the Wild Geese Players’ website www.WildGeeseSeattle.org, like our Facebook group, or follow @WildGeeseSea on Twitter.

Contacts:
Director: George Reilly WildGeeseSeattle@gmail.com
Publicity: Claudia Finn cfinnseattle@gmail.com

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posted
Feb 02, 2022

Ulysses at 100

On 2 February 1882, in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar, a son was given unto John and May Joyce. James Joyce celebrated his 40th birthday in Paris on 2 February 1922 by receiving the first printed copy of his novel Ulysses.

There are many events, books, and articles marking the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle are sitting out this week’s events, but we’ll be back in June for a Bloomsday reading.

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posted
Jun 16, 2021

Cyclops Video

On June 12th, we recorded a staged reading the Cyclops episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

To get a taste of the rowdiest chapter of Ulysses, here is a four-minute preview of the video:

And here’s the full 2.5-hour video:

Read along with the script.

More details about the Cyclops episode.

Credits

No Man: George Reilly
Leopold Bloom: Leon Mattigosh
Citizen: Mark Gunning
Garryowen: Wendy Joseph
Joe Hynes: Joseph Ryan
Terry O’Ryan: Roger Berger
Alf Bergan: Maura Donegan
Bob Doran: Bill Barnes
Lt. Col. Tomlinson: Lynne Compton
Mr Conacre: Claudia Finn
Mr Allfours: Aly Gardner-Shelby
Mr O’Reilly: Iain Edgewater
Speaker: Roger Berger
Mr Staylewit: Irene Calvo
J.J. O’Molloy: Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh
Ned Lambert: Lynne Compton
John Wyse Nolan: Irene Calvo
Lenehan: Wendy Joseph
Martin Cunningham: Claudia Finn
Crofton: Iain Edgewater
Mr Power: Aly Gardner-Shelby
Ragamuffin: Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh

Narrators: Lynne Compton, Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, Maura Donegan, Irene Calvo, Claudia Finn, Roger Berger, Aly Gardner-Shelby, Iain Edgewater, Wendy Joseph, Bill Barnes, Leon Mattigosh, Joseph Ryan, George Reilly.

Director: George Reilly
Script: George Reilly
Poster: Leon Mattigosh
Video Editing: Helen Brew
Introduction: Roger Berger
Publicity: Claudia Finn, George Reilly
Website: George Reilly

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