THE STARLITE ROOM
A St. Patrick’s Day Special Performance
She’ll Stick To Ye’
A rehearsed reading of a new play set in Dublin by multi-awarded dramatist
WHEN IRELAND WON’T BURY JAMES JOYCE, HIS WIDOW HAS A (FUNNY) BONE TO PICK
She’ll Stick To Ye’ is an 80-90 minute play based on an imagined situation. Nora Barnacle Joyce never returned to her native Ireland after the country refused to accept her husband, James Joyce’s body for burial in 1941. But if she had… hell to pay!
It is 1946 and Nora delivers a lecture to The Irish Women’s Literary Society, an intelligent and open-minded group… to a degree, that is. But the convent-educated widow bore two children by Joyce while unmarried. Besides, her husband wrote Ulysses, the most censored book of the 20th century. Nora is scheduled to deliver an introductory lecture and then answer questions from the Dublin audience. With that amount of time at the podium, she might say anything.
DONNA GERDES as Nora Barnacle Joyce & ANNETTE BREAZEALE as Mrs. McVey
JACK GILHOOLEY is an alum of Tony-awarded New Dramatists (NYC). Twice NEA-awarded (Individual Playwright & International/Centaur Theatre, Canada), four-time Florida Arts Council grant awardee, NY Federation of The Arts, Puffin Foundation (twice), PEN grants winner, double Fulbright Guest Artist (Spain & Ireland), first John Ringling Fund grant, etc.
Produced or developed at NY Shakespeare Fest., Manhattan Theatre Club, Asolo Theatre, O’Neill Conference etc. Creative Loafing/Tampa noted, “Jack Gilhooley is probably the most successful playwright living in the Sarasota area, possibly in all of Florida.” (June 16-22, 2010)
“The lively delivery by Donna Gerdes makes facts seem like entertaining fiction” Marie Kilker, TotalTheatre.com
Admission to the play reading — $10 Cash Bar
Dinner (including Corned Beef and Cabbage) optional
One Night Only, March 17 Play reading begins at 8 pm
Starlite Room 1001 Cocoanut Ave, Sarasota, FL