Dubliners: A Quartet

An Audio Play by Arthur Yorinks
Performances Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

("Dear, Dirty Dublin." Image by Jonathan Aiken, from the series HYJB)

“When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.” — James Joyce.

Spend an evening in James Joyce’s Dublin, and meet its ordinary—and extraordinary—citizens.

James Joyce’s Dubliners, once considered scandalous, sacrilegious—and, for a decade, unpublishable—this year celebrates its 100th year in print. The stories in the collection peer into the lives of everyday Irish men and women—the poor, the ordinary, working girls and wandering men—portraying otherwise unremarkable people in some of the most luminous prose in the English language, recording their hopes and dreams, triumphs and tragedies in all their ragged humanity. 

On the occasion of this landmark anniversary, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, in association with the Irish Arts Center, presents DUBLINERS: A QUARTET, a newly commissioned audio play written by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks and inspired by Joyce’s stories. Audiences have two chances to see the performance: Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29.

Conceived as an immersive theatrical experience, the performance will include an extended intermission featuring culinary delights and drinks from Ireland. The play is drawn from four Dubliners stories—"Araby," "Eveline," "Clay," and "The Dead"—the first three representing the stages of life in Joyce’s work: childhood, adolescence, and maturity. "The Dead" completes the suite. 

A single company of noted actors will perform all four parts of the play in one evening in this multi-faceted celebration of Joyce’s work and influence on modern literature in the early part of the 20th-century. Jim Simpson, Artistic Director of The Flea Theater in Tribeca, will co-direct with Yorinks. Edward Barnes, Producing Director of The Collegiate Chorale, will serve as musical director, arranging the traditional Irish music that will be performed live. Sarah Montague will serve as dramaturg. See full cast list at the bottom of the page.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 28
7pm
Duration: 4 hours
$45, includes Irish supper and drinks
SOLD OUT

 

Sunday, June 29
4:30pm
Duration: 4 hours
$45, includes Irish supper and drinks
SOLD OUT

Get a sneak peek at DUBLINERS: A QUARTET

Live Webcast and On-Demand Video
Audiences around the globe will also be able to join via live video webcast here on our website. Following the live productions, DUBLINERS: A QUARTET will be released as a podcast and on-demand video for online audiences in July 2014. 

CAST

Company
Cormac Cullinane
Terry Donnelly
Peter Gerety
Sean Gormley
John Keating
Sean Mcnall
Aedin Moloney
Maddy Sher
Fiana Toibin
Fiona Walsh
Dana Ivey

Supporting Players
Dominique Brillon
Adelind Horan
Jon Huggins
Hank Lin 

Vocal Soloists
Glenn Seven Allen
Kathryn Guthrie
Mellissa Hughes 

Chorus
Emily Calderin
Stephen Weber
Lauren Tucker Cross
Anna Giannicchi
Savannah Gordon
David Salyers

Upright Piano
Cecilia Coleman

Grand Piano
Edward Barnes

Guitar
Steve Gibb

Fiddle
Calum Pasqua

The Irish Arts Center is a cultural partner. 

Leadership support for A New Theater of Sound and Dubliners is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. Additional philanthropic support for The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, MetLife Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

 

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