Staged reading of ‘The Dead’


How it’s New York: The reading is taking place in NYC, at Studio Theatre in New York’s Theatre Row.
How it’s Irish: James Joyce is one of Ireland’s most famous writers. His face can now be found on Barnes & Noble tote bags and mugs, and what could show “fame” more clearly than that?


Jamesjoyce_tuohy-ohneFusion Theatre presents a staged reading of Joyce’s The Dead at Studio Theater, Theatre Row, January 28th at  8 p.m.  featuring multi award winning actors Dion Graham, Michael Simon Hall, Eilin O’Dea and tenor Byron Singleton.

In “The Dead,” the last story in Joyce’s”Dubliners, Gabriel Conroy and his wife attend an annual holiday gathering on Jan. 6, 1904. At the end of the evening, at home with his wife, he realizes that her heart isn’t wholly his– and that the dead are always with us.

(Note: Irish Repertory Theatre did a sold-out, site-specific production of this story at the American Irish Historical Society this year. We did a podcast with director Ciarán O’Reilly, delayed in posting due to illness. Watch for it at some random time!)

We’re told this is a fundraising event, and that there will be traditional music. Tickets are $45, and can be purchased here.


Gwen Orel
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