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Mamaì Theatre Company to open second season with all star “Bloomsday” event

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Monday, June 16 is known the world over to fans of James Joyce as “Bloomsday” because this is the date that the entire 24 hours of the novel “Ulysses” is staged. In celebration of this event, Mamaí Theatre Company in cooperation with Brendan Ring (owner of Nighttown) will host a benefit and staged reading of James Joyce’s epic novel.

The play is dramatized and transposed by Marjorie Barkentin, under the supervision of Padraic Colum, edited by Bill Kennedy, and directed by Artistic Associate Derdriu Ring. Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904 as that day is depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold
Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of
Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters (real and fictional) from 8:00am on June 16, 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning. The benefit evening begins at 5:30 p.m. sharp with a 3-­course Joycean-­inspired dinner, designed by Nighttown’s proprietor himself, followed by the staged reading.

On Sunday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m., 90.3 WCPN will host Director Derdriu Ring and
Nighttown Owner Brendan Ring as they discuss this exciting evening with Kevin McGinty and Joe Nichols on “The Sounds of Britain and Ireland” show.

Those appearing in the reading are:

Dana Hart* George Roth* Bernadette Clemens* Aled Davies*
Beth Wood Maryann Nagel* Greg Violand* Larry Nehring* Natalie Green
Rose Leininger Christopher M. Bohan* Ali Garrigan Michael Regnier
Bill Kennedy Cathleen O’Malley Allan Byrne* Jeremy Jenkins
& musicians Mike O’Malley and Roland Kausen

*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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

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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