From Press Release
Fourth Gorgon Theatre Presents…
From the final chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses
adapted & directed by Jocelyn Adema
“Genius.” “Bawdy.” “Nothing but praise.” – Mooney on Theatre
Molly Bloom is an original adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses’ final chapter. Four actors collectively play the consciousness of Molly Bloom as she lies awake in bed in this sensual and shocking exploration of one woman’s psyche.
The ensemble fell in love with this rich novel in a text analysis class at George Brown Theatre School with Peter Wylde in 2014, which prompted a staged reading in 2015, a workshop production in 2016, an independently produced production at Majalis Art Garden in 2018, bringing us to this fully realized production at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2019 complete with full design!
“Molly Bloom is the culmination of five years work – and it shows with the easy intimacy that they have with each other.” – Drew Rowsome. “Their comfort with the role grants them fluidity on stage, like a quartet of electrical charges bouncing from synapse to
synapse.” – Mooney on Theatre.
“There’s momentum in this young group of creators…this maiden voyage of Pippi: The Strongest Girl in the World proves that this crew has a solid course set out in front of them — they’re just going to need a bigger boat.” – Toronto Star 2017
“Sheer creative brillance”(You Know I Know) – Mooney On
Theatre Staff picks- Toronto Fringe 2015
Come see what another year of development has done for this already amazing piece!
HELEN GARDINER PHELAN PLAYHOUSE
79 GEORGE ST, TORONTO, ON
D A T E S
JULY 3 8PM
JULY 5 10PM
JULY 7 8:15PM
JULY 9 4:30PM
JULY 10 6:30
JULY 12 10:30PM
JULY 13 8:30PM
DIRECTOR & ADAPTOR
Jocelyn Adema is a prairie-raised theatre creator. As
part of the Dora award winning ensemble of Bad Hats’ Peter Pan,
she is an actor/director/writer. Directing credits: Fourth Gorgon
Theatre’s Pippi: The Strongest Girl in the World, and The Newmarket Play Festival.
Annie Tuma: Pippi(co-writer/actor), Boeing Boeing(Magnus) Reanne Spitzer: Peter Pan(Soulpepper), Dry Land (cue6) Jenna-Lee Hyde: Drowning Girls (Globe Theatre), Our Town(Theatre Rusticle)
Lena Maripuu: Peter Pan(Soulpepper), Pippi(co-writer/actor)