Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom
Please note that this production contains adult themes and is suitable for audiences age 16+
A Wild Mountain Flower production of the Off-Broadway critically acclaimed performance of Yes! from Ulysses by James Joyce and performed and adapted by Aedin Moloney with renowned author Colum McCann (As The World Spins, Aperigon) and featuring music by the late great Paddy Moloney.
A daring theatrical journey into the mind and heart of James Joyce’s most sensual hero – a woman of women, a soul of souls, the indomitable Molly Bloom.
With an empty nest, an unfulfilling affair, and a marriage long past its prime, Molly contemplates the love that she and Bloom once shared. Her unsentimental stream of consciousness is a song of songs that reaches backward and forward across the centuries. Molly seeks to reanimate that love of Bloom and ends up discovering herself – as a woman seeking purpose and a desire to be relevant, even after that love is over and her children are gone. Through reflection, Dublin becomes Gibraltar, age becomes youth, and a small room in Ireland becomes the world.
It is Ireland in the early hours of June 17th, 1904. Molly Bloom’s husband – the philandering Leopold “Poldy” Bloom – has just come home and fallen asleep in their Dublin row house. Molly – a daughter, a mother, a lover, and a long-suffering wife – patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness. She is lustful. Scared. Exuberant. Heartbreakingly lonely. Vivaciously reckless. And profoundly funny.
“A veering, vivid, ribald monologue expertly performed by Ms. Moloney” The New York Times
“Ms. Moloney’s performance will enthrall and transport you…it is gorgeously lyrical, superlatively well-sustained, and a riot of sensuality” Wall Street Journal
“Exuberant…an unforgettable affirmation of life and joy… an affirmation of female strength, liberation, and self-determination that we need to hear.” Theatermania
“In her dynamic portrayal, captivating Moloney offers a portrait of woman burning to be seen and celebrated” BroadwayWorld
**Outer Critics Circle Award**
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
** Off Broadway Alliance Award**
Nomination for BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE