Bloomsday by Steven Dietz Milwaukee Irish Arts
Bangor Drama Club, Studio 1A, BDC, Milwaukee, MIA
Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—only briefly—together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past
Milwaukee Irish Arts (MIA) is a group dedicated to the initiation, presentation and promotion of Irish and Irish American arts in the Midwest with emphasis on theatre, film and the visual arts. They have offered an ongoing program of cultural events since 1983 when they first introduced theatre performance as part of Milwaukee Irish Fest. MIA produces the Theatre Tent at Irish Fest in Milwaukee, one of the largest Irish festivals in the United States if not the world. In addition to arranging performances from around the country as well as from Ireland, it mounts its own productions for this event. Bangor Drama Club, who are hosting MIA's visit to Bangor ,have been invited by MIA to perform at Milwaukee Irish Fest Theatre tent on five occasions since 2009 and are delighted that MIA are now visiting Studio 1A in Bangor.
MIA is also one of the founders of the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival which is taking place this year in Listowel, Co. Kerry and the group will have performed Bloomsday at that festival prior to arriving in Bangor.