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Regional Premiere Drama


By Steven Dietz

feature bloomsdayApril 4-23, 2017

2016 Finalist for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award

Set against the backdrop of James Joyce’s groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 30 years earlier while leading a “Bloomsday” walking tour in Dublin. Told with humor, wit and heartache, this buoyant and moving new play bends time and space to explore a love affair that might have been. Bloomsday references June 16, 1904, the day in Joyce’s novel Ulysses when the central characters in the novel, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, peregrinate through Dublin and briefly encounter one another.

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Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour 35 years ago. Dancing backwards through time, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—if only briefly—together. This charming, Irish time-travel-love-odyssey transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache and is a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past.”

1 hr, 30 minutes, with no intermission

Content Advisory:
This production contains adult language may not be suitable for all audiences.

Cast & Artists

Caithleen: TBA
Robbie: TBA
Cait: TBA
Robert: TBA

Author: Steven Dietz
Director: Michael Evan Haney
Set & Lighting Designer: Brian c. Mehring
Costume Designer: TBA
Sound Designer: TBA
Dialect Coach: TBA
Property Master & Design Assistant: Shannon Rae Lutz
Production Stage Manager: Brandon T. Holmes*
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Freyman*
Master Electrician: Matthew Hollstegge

*Cast/production member belongs to Actors' Equity union.

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Dietz's keen wit...makes this [play] special.” – Seattle Times

2016 Steinberg ATCA Award for Best New Play FInalist

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