CELEBRATING BLOOMSDAY: A James Joyce Celebration, featuring readings and performances by Theatre Gael, Hubcap City, and poets Collin Kelley and Rupert Fike is set for tomorrow evening (Friday) at Composition Gallery at 8 p.m.
James Joyce’s seminal novel Ulysses chronicles one day in the lives of three Dubliners, lead character Leopold Bloom, his wife Molly, and Stephen Dedalus, a young poet and teacher. The date Joyce chose, June 16th 1904, is thought to be the day he fell in love with Nora Barnacle, his future wife. The two remained together until his death in 1941.
In Dublin, revelers gather on Bloomsday and set out to recreate this day in the life of Leopold Bloom, and to honor the accomplishment of their city’s famed literary son.
Bloomsday celebrations, however, are not confined to Dublin. Composition Gallery seeks to capture a bit of the Joycean spirit with an evening of readings and performances featuring Theatre Gael, Atlanta’s renowned Irish theatre company. Performers include Carl McColman, Lynn Scott Myers, Kristin Seymour, John Stephens, and James Taylor. The evening will also feature poets Collin Kelley and Rupert Fike perfroming selections of Joyce's work, as well as music from Hubcap City.
Composition Gallery is located at 1388 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park. Visit www.compositiongallery.com for more details.