James Joyce at the Pearse Museum

Dear Friends,

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It gives us great pleasure to be performing in the beautiful

Edwardian surroundings of the Halla Mór in the Pearse Museum.

From the day Brian Crowley asked me to direct a performance of

extracts from “Dubliners”, it has been a most interesting journey

from adapting, editing, re-editing and dramatising these stories to

staging the production.

Members of the Group interested themselves in reading and

researching James Joyce, resulting in frequent discussions (and

differing opinions!) about his works, his life and his family

background, before and after rehearsals. We familiarised ourselves

with all the important aspects of “Dubliners” - the place, the period,

the characters, costume, music and song. There was great team-work

and, coupled with very hard work from a wonderful Cast and Crew,

it became almost like “our project”.

I would like to express our deep gratitude to Brian Crowley and the

Staff of The Pearse Museum and The Office of Public Works for all

their help and support and for facilitating us in every possible way

during rehearsals.#

We hope you all enjoyed the performance.

Phil Fitzpatrick, Director


The Dublin of “Dubliners” is also Pearse’s Dublin. Pearse would have

been intimately familiar with the world Joyce describes in his stories.

In fact, both men were contemporaries at University College, Dublin

at the turn of the 20th Century. Joyce even attended some of the Irish

language classes Pearse gave there. However, he gave up the class

with the intention of studying Norwegian and gaining a greater

insight into the writings of Ibsen.

Brian Crowley, Manager of The Pearse Museum


Extracts from Dubliners



Description   Extracts from Dubliners were performed by The Rathfarnham Theatre Group in the beautiful Edwardian surroundings of the Halla Mór in the Pearse Museum. Music and song, prose and drama.


 


When Sat, 28 and Sun, 29 April


Where Pearse Museum, St. Enda's Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham. (map)


Description Extracts from Dubliners were performed by The Rathfarnham Theatre Group in the beautiful Edwardian surroundings of the Halla Mór in the Pearse Museum. Music and song, prose and drama.

Performers

Mezzo Soprano

Imelda Chawke


Tenor


Eamon Murphy

Pianist


Michael Kelly

“THE SISTERS”

Young Man/ Narrator

Tom Foster

Eliza

Maureen Roche

Nannie

Catherine Molloy

Aunt

Siobhan Chambers

“EVELINE” (Monologue)


Maria Rath

“A MOTHER” (Reading)


Darach Connolly

“THE DEAD”

Aunt Kate

Sheila O’Kelly

Aunt Julia

Bernie O’Beirne

Lily

Aoibheann Reddy

Gabriel

Mark Shinnick

Gretta

Eleanor Chambers

Miss Furlong

Teresa McManamon

Mr. Browne

Noel Young

Miss Power

Imelda Chawke

Freddy Malins

Pat Hanratty

Mary Jane

Audrey McLoughlin

Molly Ivors

Maria Rath

Bartell D’arcy

Eamonn Murphy

PRODUCTION CREW

Director & Producer

Phil Fitzpatrick

Stage Management

Carl Lusby

Catherine Molloy

Costume Design & Wardrobe

Imelda Chawke

Propertles

Catherine Molloy

Dance Coordinator

Teresa McManamon

Lighting Design

Noel Young

Lighting

Brian O’Connor

Programme

Fiona Williams

Special thanks to Brian Crowley and the Staff of the Pearse Museum, St. Endas, Rathfarnham. The Office of Public Works.

28th and 29th April, 2012

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