|Yes I will Yes! An extravagance of Molly Blooms|
She's funny, she's vulgar, and outrageous, but Molly Bloom has been loved (and occasionally reviled) by readers for a century. This brand-new theatrical production, yes I will Yes!, is a free adaptation of James Joyce's final chapter of Ulysses, presented by Bloomsday in Melbourne and directed by Carl Woodside, with musical direction by Emma Austin.
Molly is all woman and has spent the afternoon romping with a rampant cad, Blazes Boylan. But there’s even more to Molly than meets the eye. She’s provocative, emphatically narcissistic in relation to her body, driven in pursuing her sexual goals, and contradictory. Now she must choose. Will she opt for the rich adulterer with a rose between his teeth, who is also a vicious slapper of women’s backsides? Or the comfortable, all-too-familiar husband of 16 years? Or perhaps some other future altogether?
First time Bloomsday director Carl Whiteside comments: ‘I’m excited to tackle this adaptation where Molly not only reflects on her choice between her husband and her lover, but also realises a future version of herself as the once-again diva of every man’s dreams. Our exceptional cast will bring you a musical extravaganza inspired by Joyce’s love of silent film, opera and the roaring ’20s’.
Venue: The MC Showroom, Level 1, 48 Clifton St., Prahran.
More information about all of Bloomsday's festival offerings is at http://www.bloomsdayinmelbourne.org.au For full schedule of sessions of play, and to book see https://www.themcshowroom.com/whatson/yes-i-will-yes