John Nolan, Nora Barnacle and James Joyce © 2017. NolanArt.com

Bloomsday at the Hammer, 2017

“The stirring live readings from the book—presented by a cavalcade of dramatic actors in the museum’s Billy Wilder Theater—is most certainly gratis, and most certainly glorious.” Alysia Gray Painter, NBC LA

The Hammer’s eighth annual Bloomsday celebration features a staged reading of James Joyce’s only play, Exiles, with veteran actors John Lee, James Lancaster, Brenda Meaney, Johnny O’Callaghan and Síle Bermingham. Followed by live music by Rattle the Knee, Guinness on tap, and Irish snacks available in the courtyard.

Organized by Stanley Breitbard and directed by Darcie Crager.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Photo: John Nolan, Nora Barnacle and James Joyce © 2017. NolanArt.com