Wild Geese Players of Seattle

Apr 15, 2007

The Other Bloomsday - Seattle 2007

James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place on June 16th, 1904. It follows the wanderings of Leopold Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

The centenary of Bloomsday, June 16th, 2004, was celebrated worldwide.

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of chapter 13, “Nausikaa”, adapted from the 1922 edition of Ulysses. The reading will take place at the Elliott Bay Bookstore, 101 S. Main St, on Sat 16th June 2007 at 4:30pm, and at the Pike Brewery and Pub, 1415 First Ave, on Sun 17th June at 6pm.

Listen to us reading excerpts from the chapter on Sunday’s Hornpipe on KBCS 91.3, on Sunday, June 10th, between 3-6pm.

Leopold Bloom, newly escaped from Barney Kiernan’s pub, reposes on Sandymount Beach, exchanging meaningful glances with Gerty MacDowell.

2005 rehearsal

2005 Rehearsal

Back: Joe Martin, Bill Barnes, Joseph Ryan, Ciaran O’Mahony.
Front: Niall McDonnell, Jim McDermott, Scott McKinstry.

Entrance is free, but donations are appreciated.

Further background information on the Nausikaa chapter can be found at the Kennesaw guide to Ulysses and the Joyce portal. Or read the text of the chapter here.

Other Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.

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Apr 15, 2007

2007 Bloomsday Press Release

The Other Bloomsday 2007 - Press Release

Now that the excitement of the Joycean Bloomsday Centenary has passed the Wild Geese Players of Seattle still continue their Joycean journey (as ever kindly supported by the Irish Heritage Club). This is the tenth year that they are presenting staged readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In this year we find the story at Chapter 13, Nausikaa. It is 8pm on a mid-June afternoon, and Leopold Bloom and young Gerty MacDowell are eyeing each other at a distance on a Dublin beach.

Location TBD

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