As part of Culture Night 2013, Friday 20th September, the Little Museum of Dublin is thrilled to host a performance of Molly Bloom, featuring virtuoso actress Eilín O’Dea. An adaptation of Molly’s iconic soliloquy from the closing chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the passage marks the first time in the novel that Molly’s voice is heard. In a tumbling, unfettered stream of consciousness, Molly speaks to herself (and to us) of life and death, love and desire, the mundane details of the present and the far-off memories of the past. Frank, funny, sensuous and poignant, the once-controversial soliloquy has since become one of the most famous female narratives in modern literature.
Eilín O’Dea, who has performed the piece as far afield as Paris, the UK, and Broadway, gives a performance both rich and straightforward, bringing to vivid life the character of Molly in all her brash, contradictory humanity.
Described as, “Absolute Artistic Genius,” (USA Weekly) and, “every inch the sensualist Joyce imagined,” (Irish Times), O’Dea’s masterful performance is sure to enthrall this September 20th
To allow visitors to make the most of the attractions available on Culture Night, the performance has been abridged from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Performances will be staged at 6.30pm, 7,30pm and 8.30pm. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
The Museum is open until 10pm on Culture Night, with free entry from 5pm.