James Joyce’s comedic pathos is unleashed in this fast-paced presentation of the Aeolus chapter from his classic novel Ulysses. The Hammer’s third annual Bloomsday celebration is set in the Dublin newspaper offices of the Freeman’s Journal and Evening Telegraph, where Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus almost meet face to face. Organized by Stanley Breitbard, this program features a stellar cast of seasoned actors: Bairbre Dowling, James Gallo, Kevin Kearns, James Lancaster, John Rafter Lee, Margot Norris, Johnny O’Callaghan, Joe Praml and Colin Simon. Come early to read aloud from Ulysses, enjoy live Irish music by the Sweet Set and a Guinness happy hour. Festivities begin at 4pm.
4–6PM Open reading of Ulysses in the Courtyard – please join in!
6–7:30PM Live Irish music and Guinness happy hour.
7:30–9PM Bloomsday presentation in the Billy Wilder Theater.
9–10PM Live Irish music and Guinness happy hour.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours, or a $3 flat rate after 6:00pm.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.