22nd Annual Staged Reading / Bloomsday Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
The Wild Geese Players of Seattle join Bloomsday celebrations across the globe honoring Ulysses’ author James Joyce. Our 22nd annual staged reading of a chapter from the book will be held on Bloomsday, Sunday, June 16th at 2:00pm in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. We will also be reading excerpts at 6:00pm on Friday, June 14th, at Folio Seattle, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101.
Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) is a worldwide commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer, James Joyce and refers to the 24-hour period of 16th June 1904 in which Ulysses is set. The book 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.
Chapter 10: Wandering Rocks
Chapter 10, The Wandering Rocks, will be performed. This chapter has been described as a labyrinth that summarizes the day so far, and gives premonitions of the tale to come! This is the central chapter of Joyce’s book, offered in 19 interlocking scenes, as ordinary Dubliners across the city interact in mid-afternoon.
George Reilly, Director, WildGeeseSeattle@gmail.com
Iain Edgewater, email@example.com, 206.693.8166