Wild Geese Players of Seattle

Apr 15, 2009

The Other Bloomsday - Seattle 2009

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 15, “Circe”, adapted from the 1922 edition of Ulysses. This year, we’re reading Circe on Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 1:00-3:45pm, at the University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Donations towards costs of posters and props are welcome.

Stephen Dedalus and his friend Lynch, both very drunk, have entered Nighttown, Dublin’s red-light district, in search of female companionship. Leopold Bloom, who has some paternal feelings for Stephen, has followed them. A long chapter full of hallucinations and nightmares, where Bloom confronts many of his unspoken desires and emerges strengthened.

Entrance is free, but donations are appreciated.

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

2005 rehearsal

2005 Rehearsal

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

Other Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.