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  Ulysses at Berger Park Coach House


Berger Park Coach House
6205 N Sheridan Rd Chicago

Ulysses, James Joyce's modernist masterpiece, is nominally about a day in the life of two ordinary Dubliners, but is really about the entire scope of human experience: life, love, grief, drinking, faith, poop, jealousy, more drinking, music, sex, literature, patriotism, still yet more drinking, language, death, and the meaning of home. With the original edition now in the public domain, The Plagiarists are proud to present this joyous and anarchic adaptation that seeks to unwind the famously knotty text for experienced Joyceans and newcomers alike, bringing raucous and rowdy life to Joyce's epic but very human comedy.

Thru - Apr 30, 2016

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm

Price: $15-$20

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

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  Ulysses Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...The great virtue of this Plagiarists production is its recognition that James Joyce's immense novel boils down to a single, simple, affecting intention: To chronicle a day in the life of Dublin advertising salesman Leopold Bloom, who's only pretended to live since the death of his infant son, Rudy. All the literary provocations that have made the book so celebrated and daunting hang on nothing more than that. The great weakness of the production is its lack of a real strategy for confronting those provocations and folding them into the narrative."
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Tony Adler

Chicago Stage Standard - Somewhat Recommended

"...These actors finding the truth of this piece and grounding themselves in a production that begged to go off the rails gives this production something to watch. But in the end, despite director Aileen McGroddy's bouts of spectacular storytelling and her ability to drastically shift styles on a dime, this play is just too long. The meat of this play is something interesting and well done. But the fat just weighs this production down and lets the audience sit asking unnecessary questions."

Jerald Raymond Pierce

Third Coast Review - Highly Recommended

"...On the surface, Ulysses follows a day in the life of two Dubliners, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus, but truly covers the entire range of human experience: life, love, grief, drinking, faith, poop, jealousy, music, sex, literature, patriotism, language, death, and the meaning of home. The Plagiarists steal from existing materials and art to create new theater. With the original edition of Ulysses in the public domain, the company tackled the unique challenge of bringing Joyce’s epic to the stage."
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Brianna Kratz

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