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Mamaí Theatre Company opens Season Two with all star benefit at Nighttown

For those who are fans of James Joyce and in particular his work “Ulysses”, June 16 is a very special day. Across the world it is called “Bloomsday” and celebrates Thursday, June 16, 1904 as that day depicted in Joyce’s work. “Bloomsday” is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in “Ulysses”. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold as well as the other characters from the book from 8:00 a.m. June 16, 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Mamaí Theatre Company kicks off season with an evening in honor of James Joyce "Ulysses" followed by four productions.
Mamaí Theatre Company
Mamaí Theatre Company will have a benefit and four productions for the 2014 season
Mamaí Theatre Company

In celebration of “Bloomsday”, Mamai Theatre will be holding an all star benefit on June 16, 2014 at Nighttown (located at 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio). The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. sharp with a three course “Joycean Inspired” dinner designed by Nightown’s proprietor himself, Brendan Ring.

Following the meal will be a staged reading of James Joyce classic “Ulysses” that has been dramatized and transposed by Marjorie Barkentin under the supervision of Padraic Colum with editing by Bill Kennedy. The work is directed by Artistic Associate Derdriu Ring.

The cast is made up of George Roth* (as Leopold Bloom), Christopher M. Bohan*, Allan Byrne*, Bernadette Clemens*, Ali Garrigan, Bob Goddard, Natalie Green, Dana Hart*, Jeremy Jenkins, Bill Kennedy, Rose Leininger, Maryann Nagel*, Larry Nehring*, Cathleen O’Malley, Michael Regnier, Greg Violand*, Beth Wood with musicians Mike O’Malley and Roland Kausen.

*Member of Actors Equity Association

Seating is limited. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.mamaitheatreco.org.

The remainder of the Mamaì Theatre season is as follows

Stranded on Earth
Written by Eric Coble
Performed in partnership with Theater Ninjas
June 5 through 22, 2014
Thursdays through Saturdays
8:00 p.m.
Sundays
2:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Church
2592 W 14th St,
Cleveland, OH
In Historic Tremont
Note: this production is in the gym space at Pilgrim Church which is not American Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. It also includes one Monday evening performance on June 9th at 8:00 p.m.

HeartbreakHouse
Written by George Bernard Shaw
June 12 through 29, 2014
Thursday through Saturdays
7:30 p.m.
Sunday
2:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Church
2592 W 14th St,
Cleveland, OH
In Historic Tremont
Tickets for Heartbreak House are sold at the door only.

Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
July 17 through August 3, 2014
Thursday through Saturdays
7:30 p.m.
Sunday
2:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Church
2592 W 14th St,
Cleveland, OH
In Historic Tremont

Woman and Scarecrow
Written by Irish playwright, Marina Carr
Directed by Pandora Robertson
October 30 through November 16, 2014
Thursday through Saturdays
7:30 p.m.
Sunday
2:30 p.m.
Pilgrim Church
2592 W 14th St,
Cleveland, OH
In Historic Tremont

Tickets for James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in Nighttown, “Stranded on Earth”, “Arcadia”, and “Woman and Scarecrow”, are now on sale at www.mamaitheatreco.org. You may also purchase a season
subscription and become a sponsor of Cleveland’s newest classical theatre company. Again, tickets for “Heartbreak House” can only be purchased at the door.

Mamaí Theatre Company is proud to partner with the Games to make them a success! Use discount code CLEARTS to save $30 on the general registration fee. Learn more about the Games at www.GG9CLE.com.

In 2013, the Plain Dealer said, ”Mamai Theatre Company has made a howling entrance onto the city’s artistic scene” and named our inaugural production, Medea, a top 10 theatre event of the year.

The Cleveland Critics’ Circle honored actor Tracee Patterson with a Best Actress Circle Award for her role as Medea in their inaugural production directed by Co-­Artistic Director Bernadette Clemens

Mamaí Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Bernadette Clemens, Wendy Kriss, Christine, McBurney, and Derdriu Ring. Mamaí (pronounced Mah' may) is the Gaelic word for “mother.” Four working mothers, theatre artists, colleagues, and friends arrived at a place where it was time to create opportunities for themselves and their community. “Don’t wait to create” became the inspiration for Mamaí Theatre Company.

“Our mission is to create intelligent, relevant classical theatre that offers an artistic home for Cleveland's theatre artists and equal opportunity for women in the professional theatre community.”

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