“The He & The She of It” – A Portrait of James Joyce
Part of the ICC’s ‘BLOOMS CELEBRATIONS’ 2022
One of Ireland’s leading actors Frank Grimes performs his riveting portrait of one of the world’s greatest literary figures, James Joyce. With extracts from ‘Finnegans Wake’, ‘The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’, ‘Dubliners’ and ‘Ulysses’, this performance is a superb tribute to the great man and his work and the ICC is thrilled to be presenting it during the 100th anniversary year of his master piece ‘ULYSSES’.
“the he and the she it…”A Portrait of James Joyce, with it’s title taken from a line in Finnegans Wake, is the story of Joyce’s life and about the love between a man and a woman, Joyce and Nora Barnacle. “Grimes’ concern is to illustrate Joyce’s biography with extracts from his novels. So Stephen Dedalus at school, in Portrait of the Artist is taken to represent Joyce at school and Gabriel Conroy’s jealousy at his lover’s deceased ex in The Dead becomes Joyce’s possessive jealousy over his wife Nora Barnacle. Other intriguing titbits tumble forth… it perhaps demands that you actually open the Ulysses that’s been on the shelf all these years impressing visitors, which is no mean feat.” Brian Logan Time Out
Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm