Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Reservations are Available Now for YES! REFLECTIONS OF MOLLY BLOOM: A Performance on Screen

We have some some updates to our Digital Summer Season that we wanted to share with you!

  • Reservations for Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom are now available to the public—this Performance On Screen begins on Tuesday of next week so book now!
  • The Irish (Rep)…and How We Got That Way, our virtual fundraiser originally scheduled for June 8, has been rescheduled for Monday, July 13.
  • Love, Noël run dates have been moved forward by one week—the new dates are August 11 – 15. Reservations are available for Members now—the public on-sale will be Monday, July 27, at 1pm.
  • Our new Meet the Makers episodes have been announced! Featuring Malachy McCourt, Ellen McCourt, Conor McPherson, John Douglas Thompson and Obi Abili, save the dates in your calendars!

See further details below!

YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom

A Performance On Screen
From the novel Ulysses by James Joyce
Adapted by Aedín Moloney & Colum McCann
Music by Paddy Moloney
Starring Aedín Moloney

WHEN: June 16 – 20, 2020
TICKETS: This event is free to attend, but advance reservations are required. The event link will be emailed to registered attendees 2 hours before the performance begins. If you are in a position to support us, we ask that you please consider a donation of $25 per viewer.

“a veering, vivid, ribald monologue expertly performed by Ms. Moloney” The New York Times

It is Ireland in the early hours of June 17th, 1904. Molly Bloom’s husband—the wandering philandering Leopold “Poldy” Bloom—has just come home and fallen asleep in their Dublin row house. Molly—a daughter, a mother, a lover and a long-suffering wife—patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness. She is lustful. Scared. Exuberant. Heartbreakingly lonely. Vivaciously reckless. And profoundly funny.

The 2019 Irish Rep World Premiere production of Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom was awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award and nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Solo Performance.


Meet the Maker: Frank McCourt…and How He Got That Way
WHEN: Thursday, June 18

A Conversation with Ellen McCourt and Malachy McCourt. Irish Rep looks back on the life and work of the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis, the late Frank McCourt. McCourt was an Irish Repertory Theatre actor, playwright (The Irish...and How They Got That Way), and board member since the company’s founding. In this special Meet the Makers episode, Ellen McCourt and Malachy McCourt, Frank McCourt’s widow and brother, respectively, remember Frank in advance of Irish Rep’s digital fundraiser, The Irish (Rep)…and How We Got That Way.

Meet the Maker: Conor McPherson
WHEN: Thursday, July 2

Acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McPherson (The Girl from North Country) speaks with Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and Producing Director Ciarán O’Reilly about playwrighting, creativity, coronavirus, and more.

Meet the Makers: John Douglas Thompson and Obi Abili on Breaking Barriers in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones
WHEN: Thursday, July 16

Eugene O’Neill evolved as the first major American playwright to address the problem of racism in the United States. He despised the discrepancies between the image America projected – a democracy based on equality and justice for all – and what he really saw as a racially divided land of gross inequality. At Irish Repertory Theatre, John Douglas Thompson and Obi Abili both memorably played the title role in O’Neill’s provocative and controversial play The Emperor Jones in separate productions. With director Ciarán O’Reilly, they discuss the complexities of exploring this 1920 play that exposed the painful truths that America is still grappling with 100 years later.



The staff of Irish Repertory Theatre is currently working remotely, but our Box Office can still be accessed by phone Monday through Saturday from noon-6pm and Sunday from noon-5pm at 212-727-2737.