How it’s New York: New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre s one of the city’s best producing houses, and Bloomsday is a THING in NYC!
How it’s Irish:  Marina Carr is considered one of Ireland’s best playwrights. Bloomsday is a holiday that honors James Joyce’s “Ulysses.

We talk to Ciarán O’Reilly,  of Irish Repertory Theatre, about his production of Marina Carr’s “Woman and Scarecrow,” running through June 24. We talk to George Heslin, of Origin Theatre Company, about his (totally free!) Bloomsday Breakfast at  Bloom’s Tavern.

Irish Rep is at 132 West 22nd. St.

Bloom’s Tavern is at 208 East 58th St.


Note: the audio on this podcast for the second interview sounds VERY QUIET if you listen in your browser; for best results download and listen in iTunes.


Featured Tune:  “Joy of My Life:” Thrupenny Bit/Joy of My Life/Farewell to Philip Lane, by The Drunken Gaugers.

Gwen Orel
About the Author

The only New York journalist who writes for both the Forward and Irish Music Magazine.