Please note that this production contains adult themes and is suitable for audiences age 16+A Wild Mountain Flower production of the Off-Broadway critically acclaimed performance of Yes! from Ulysses by James Joyce and performed and adapted by Aedin Moloney with renowned author Colum McCann (As The World Spins, Aperigon) and featuring music by the late great Paddy Moloney.A daring theatrical journey into the mind and heart of James Joyce’s most sensual hero – a woman of women, a soul of souls, the indomitable Molly Bloom.With an empty nest, an unfulfilling affair, and a marriage long past its prime, Molly contemplates the love that she and Bloom once shared. Her unsentimental stream of consciousness is a song of songs that reaches backward and forward across the centuries. Molly seeks to reanimate that love of Bloom and ends up discovering herself – as a woman seeking purpose and a desire to be relevant, even after that love is over and her children are gone. Through reflection, Dublin becomes Gibraltar, age becomes youth, and a small room in Ireland becomes the world.It is Ireland in the early hours of June 17th, 1904. Molly Bloom’s husband – the philandering Leopold “Poldy” Bloom – has just come home and fallen asleep in their Dublin row house. Molly – a daughter, a mother, a lover, and a long-suffering wife – patrols the pathways of her wild and leaping consciousness. She is lustful. Scared. Exuberant. Heartbreakingly lonely. Vivaciously reckless. And profoundly funny. “A veering, vivid, ribald monologue expertly performed by Ms. Moloney” The New York Times “Ms. Moloney’s performance will enthrall and transport you…it is gorgeously lyrical, superlatively well-sustained, and a riot of sensuality” Wall Street Journal “Exuberant…an unforgettable affirmation of life and joy… an affirmation of female strength, liberation, and self-determination that we need to hear.” Theatermania “In her dynamic portrayal, captivating Moloney offers a portrait of woman burning to be seen and celebrated” BroadwayWorld AWARDS **Outer Critics Circle Award** BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE ** Off Broadway Alliance Award** Nomination for BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF THE ADAPTATION After reading Ulysses as a young girl, Aedín Moloney, acclaimed Irish Actor based in New York, spent close to 30 years developing and shaping her interpretation of James Joyce’s Penelope chapter. In 2003, renowned author and fellow Joyce enthusiast, Colum McCann (Aperigon, Let the Great World Spin, TransAtlantic), invited her to perform passages from the soliloquy at his annual Bloomsday celebration. With McCann’s encouragement, Moloney began work on the adaptation. She went on to record “Reflections of Molly Bloom” in 2017, an audio recording of the unabridged text, accompanied by the music of Ireland’s beloved world renowned musician, the late Paddy Moloney. In 2019 McCann partnered with Moloney to shape and put the finishing touches to the theatrical script, Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom. A beautiful and honest reflection of Molly’s life, written by James Joyce, adapted for the stage by Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann, with original music by Paddy Moloney (Founder and Leader of The Chieftains), Aedín Moloney’s one-woman performance is a tribute to the enduring mysteries of loss and love – and the affirmation found, yes, in between. It also considers, as Joyce does, a time in which a woman’s life and choices in Dublin were shaped more fully by a man. After its world premiere in New York at The Irish Repertory Theatre in the summer of 2019, Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom directed by Kira Simring, was then produced for Irish Rep Online, during the COVID-19 shutdown as a Performance on Screen and directed by Aedin Moloney. It was restaged once more in 2022 by the Rep and directed by John Keating. Aedin has also toured with her performance throughout Europe, including two sold out performances at The Centre Culturel Irlandais in 2022. Aedín Moloney Biography AEDÍN MOLONEY is an award-winning actress, director and film maker, with a career spanning 30 decades and two continents. She is also founder and producing artistic director of Fallen Angel Theatre, a New York City based company focusing on works by Irish and British Women, since 2003. She began her career in 1989 playing Molser in the tremendously successful production of The Plough and The Stars, directed by Joe Dowling. Having had a lifelong appreciation for the works of James Joyce, she began working on adapting her performance and understanding of The Penelope chapter, including recruiting her late father, Paddy Moloney (Founder and Leader of The Chieftains) to work with her creating music for an unabridged audio recording, which they release in 2017, under her own label, Wild Mountain Flower. The recording was titled Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom. Having had a lifelong appreciation for the works of James Joyce, she began working on adapting her performance and understanding of The Penelope chapter, including recruiting her late father, Paddy Moloney (Founder and Leader of The Chieftains) to work with her creating music for an unabridged audio recording, which they release in 2017, under her own label, Wild Mountain Flower. The recording was titled Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom. Previous roles at the Irish Rep include: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Dead, 1904, The Playboy of the Western World, The Shadow of a Gunman and Airswimming. She originated the role of George Eliot in the acclaimed production of A Most Dangerous Woman at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, winning her best actress NJ. Other recent roles include Women Without Men (The Mint), The Alchemist (STNJ) and When I was a Girl I used to Scream and Shout (Fallen Angel). Her most recent TV credits include: “The Exorcist” and “The Knick.” She played the role of Eva Joyce in the film “Nora” (based on the life of Nora Barnacle). She recently directed Melissa Gilbert in My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron for Fallen Angel. In 2021 she dived into the world of Video Editing, creating the very popular series, Alone Together – her most recent video project, Rising, winning her The Spirit of the Festival Award from Origin Theatre, NY. Aedín was born and raised in Dublin…the best city in the world! She is a graduate of The Samuel Beckett Theatre Centre, Trinity College. Yes! Reflections of Molly Bloom is dedicated to her beloved Father, Paddy Moloney.