YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom
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YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom

YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom NYC Reviews and Tickets

(75 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

Irish Rep's world-premiere solo show about James Joyce's most sensual hero – Molly Bloom. 

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Member Reviews (75)

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1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
Ambitious, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You’re a big fan of James Joyce and Ulysses, one person shows. I found this next to impossible to follow, and without compassion when I did.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of one person shows. This will make it quite clear to you why you don’t. The accent, the content, none of it worked for me.

715 Reviews | 109 Followers
Risque dialogue, Masterful, Intense, Great acting

See it if you like a one woman show with great and intense acting. There is a lot of risque action and movement so don't bring the kids.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows with very simple staging or intimate talk of bodily functions.

395 Reviews | 97 Followers
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Ulysses and would like to see a partial adaptation where everyone on the creative team loved the source material.

Don't see it if You dislike one-person monologue plays. Need a complete dramatic arc. Read more

356 Reviews | 108 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of Ulysses and James Joyce. Although Aedin Moloney exudes passion, I kept losing focus.

Don't see it if Very hard to follow and all over the place but if you like solo shows about women and empowerment this is a good show to see.

306 Reviews | 46 Followers
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate a one woman show. Aedin is a superb actress. Her moves, her gestures, her voice - all amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like James Joyce or one person shows

215 Reviews | 20 Followers
Confusing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great acting in a one person show. It was abit confusing at times though.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals and dramas instead of one person shows

187 Reviews | 12 Followers
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Slow

See it if monologue of a Joyce female character's sexual experience

Don't see it if Don't know Molly Bloom, there is no plot or real story, just the stream of consciousness of her sexual adventures. I did not care

155 Reviews | 17 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want to see molly's famous internal monologue brought to life by someone who has studied it and put the time in.

Don't see it if you don't have a keen interest in Ulysses. In her attempt to enliven and communicate, there is questionable pacing and overacting.

Critic Reviews (10)

New York Stage Review
June 15th, 2022

"It’s a tall order to bring all this to the stage, one requiring both tremendous energy and the intuition and discretion necessary to make the text accessible rather than overwhelming. Happily, Moloney has this and does this, both as a co-adaptor ... and as a performer; and under John Keating’s similarly disciplined, robust direction, 'Yes!' makes for an engaging, and intense, ninety minutes."
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Front Row Center
June 17th, 2022

"Yes! Yes! Immerse yourself in this interpretation of Ulysses. It leaves you wanting just a little more as any Irish legacy will do. I recommend it."
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Off Off Online
June 21st, 2022

"In bringing Molly’s character to life, Moloney and McCann have fleshed out the portrait of a thoroughly human, caring, and flawed woman in midlife whose youth held the promise of deep, requited love."
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June 13th, 2019
For a previous production

"Read aloud, it is a sensual experience for the ear, but when performed as exquisitely as it is by Aedín Moloney, it becomes an unforgettable experience for the eye as well...Moloney's intimate knowledge and love of the text are apparent in every syllable...Aside from being a magnificent way to celebrate Bloomsday this year, 'Yes!' also serves as an affirmation of female strength, liberation, and self-determination that we need to hear in our own times as well."
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June 17th, 2019
For a previous production

"Director Kira Simring's intimate staging has the audience on two sides of designer Charlie Cororan's abstract setting of shapes on which to lounge, to pose and to play while thinly veiled in the diaphanous nightgown provided by designer Leon Dobkowski...In her dynamic portrayal, Moloney offers a portrait of woman burning to be seen and celebrated by those around her, as she sees and celebrates herself."
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Lighting & Sound America
June 24th, 2019
For a previous production

"Moloney and McCann have created a highly speakable, unfailingly vivid dramatic piece; it's a cataract of words that carry us on their sheer beauty, not to mention their tactile sense of another time and place; it's a series of impressions, complaints, rhapsodies, and acid assertions, all of them adding up to an indelible portrait of Molly...The actress is possessed of unflagging energy and a microscope eye for nuance; this is an extraordinary performance."
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June 23rd, 2019
For a previous production

"Moloney passionately portrays James Joyce’s earthy 'Ulysses' character in this faithful stage adaptation that’s strikingly presented...This inspired narrative treatment combined with Moloney’s enthralling performance makes for an entrancing 80 minutes...Moloney totally embodies Molly Bloom as she forcefully conveys the icon’s humor and wistfulness...By vigorously uniting the verbal with the visual, Simring achieves high-caliber small-scale theatricality."
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Theatre is Easy
June 16th, 2019
For a previous production

“In a role that seems impossibly tailored to her, Moloney lives and breathes Molly Bloom’s infamous agony and ardor...Moloney’s performance is, quite simply, a masterpiece...Director Simring also deserves praise, as well as lighting designer...and sound designer. With their masterful direction and design, Moloney’s performance never once feels like just another one-woman show, but a theatrical tour de force...A performance to match the history books.”
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