GIBRALTAR: An adaptation after James Joyce's ULYSSES by Patrick Fitzgerald. Mondays @ Seven.
World premiere: Adapted and staged by Patrick Fitzgerald. Performed by Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald. Consultant Director Terry Kinney. Mondays at Seven at The Bowery Electric.Opens Oct 11th, 18th, and 25th. Nov 15th, 22nd and 29th. 29th.
The Bowery Electric in association with Danny McDonald and Harrison Weisner present the world premier of a new play adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses (The 1922 edition is now in the public domain). Gibraltar will be performed by Cara Seymour and Patrick Fitzgerald. Terry Kinney is Consultant Director. Buried in the heart of a complex book lies a simple love story, the story of Leopold and Molly Bloom. Adapted for the stage by 'the wonderfully idiomatic Patrick Fitzgerald' (Charles Isherwood, 'The Yeats Project', NY Times, 2009), Gibraltar tells their story, arguably for the first time.
Terry Kinney is a co-founder of The Steppenwolf Theater Company, Chicago. He has directed and appeared in many plays there, as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway and elsewhere. Mr. Kinney appears frequently on television (Oz, the Mentalist) and in films, including Sleepers, the Firm, and Save the Last Dance. He directed the film Diminished Capacity in 2008. His most recent directing credits include Neil Labute's reasons to be pretty (Broadway) and Lanford Wilson's Fifth of July (Bay Street and Williamstown).
Cara Seymour has won many awards for her work in theater including; a Time Out award in London, a Fringe First award in Edinburgh and an Obie award in New York (Mike Leigh's Ecstasy). Film work includes Dancer in The Dark, American Phyco, Adaptation, Gangs of New York, Hotel Rwanda and An Education. She has collaborated with Mr. Fitzgerald for more than two years on this project.
Patrick Fitzgerald won an Obie award for Mike Leigh's Ecstasy and the Clarence Derwent award for Hal Prince's Grandchild of Kings. He has spent the best part of the last four years working to bring the story of Leopold and Molly Bloom to the stage. Along the way he has made some discoveries (overlooked by going on ninety years of scholarship) which greatly enhance the cohesiveness of James Joyce's masterpiece. It is hoped that this unique insight will help audiences enjoy Gibraltar and better understand Ulysses.
The Bowery Electric
New York, NY 10003
|Minimum Age: 18|
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