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MOLLY BLOOM REDUX, reviewed – Gia On The Transfer

MOLLY BLOOM REDUX, reviewed – Gia On The Transfer


Reviewed by Man Picot

MOLLY BLOOM REDUX is a 50 minute tour-de-force monologue, written and carried out by the superb Laura Campbell. Timed to have a good time “Bloom Day” the present just isn’t formally a part of the Hollywood Fringe however falls throughout the catchment space.

A easy bed room set, designed by Molly Miller, is well-used by director Brad Barnes as Campbell shares Mrs. Bloom’s fears, hopes and goals. There’s a camera-person (Rocio Romero) on-stage all through, typically offering close-ups of Molly’s face, fed reside to a display screen upstage. I discovered this to be an pointless distraction because the theatre is sufficiently small to see all the pieces clearly and the slight delay meant that the reside sound and the relayed imaginative and prescient have been barely out of sync. I took it to be an ill-advised try to make the present appear hi-tech. 

Jack Fleischer performs the thankless function of the sleeping Leopold Bloom, he provides a stress to the story-telling lest he wake. His very presence prompts the revelations and secrets and techniques that Molly shares, and she or he responds to his each toss and switch.

Campbell reveals Molly in layers, the anecdotes getting progressively extra bawdy as she bemoans her lot.

This present is a must-see for any Joyce followers, and an ideal introduction to anybody with none prior information.

Concerning the present:

The premiere run of a brand new theatrical adaptation of the ultimate chapter of James Joyce’s masterpiece, “Ulysses”, MOLLY BLOOM REDUX is a reimagining of Molly Bloom’s well-known monologue – the controversial final chapter of the ebook – which Joyce himself described as “in all probability extra obscene” than something he’d beforehand written.

Northern Eire-born Laura Campbell stars on this one-woman present which brings to life one of the vital celebrated and complicated streams of consciousness in fashionable literature. All through historical past Molly Bloom has been each reviled, celebrated, and banned. The play asks: what does Molly imply right now?

Directed by Brad Barnes. The play is offered in partnership with the Modern Irish Arts Heart of Los Angeles, on the Limbic Arthouse.

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