Bloomsday at the Hammer, 2012
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.
4:00–6:00PM: Open reading of Ulysses in the Courtyard—please join in!
6:00–7:30PM: Live Irish music and Guinness happy hour.
7:30–9:00PM: Bloomsday presentation in the Billy Wilder Theater.
9:00–10:00PM: Live Irish music and Guinness happy hour.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.