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

YES! Reflections of Molly Bloom NYC Reviews and Tickets

(75 Ratings)
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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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76 Reviews | 13 Followers
Masterful, Exquisite, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Incredibly well acted monologue of Molly Bloom’s interior life. Sexy, arresting, 75 minutes or so you will never forget!

Don't see it if You absolutely hate one – woman shows with no exceptions for brilliant work.

145 Reviews | 21 Followers
Strong acting, but this stream-of-consciousness monologue will not be easy night at the theater for many.

See it if You are a fan of James Joyce’s Ulysses and would enjoy a well acted monologue of Molly Bloom’s interior life.

Don't see it if If you dislike one person or stream-of-consciousness shows or shows with sensual/sexual content. Unless you’re already acquainted with Molly Read more

144 Reviews | 24 Followers
Great acting, Sensuous - beyond comparison

See it if Marvelously acted play by Aedin Moloney, the most sensuous theatre ever. Adapted from Joyce's Ulysses, her passion exudes from the stage.

Don't see it if You are provincial and cannot handle a woman emoting over her sexual drive and encounters,

148 Reviews | 13 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Energetic solo act. Strong delivery of the classic stream of consciousness

Don't see it if unadulterated Ulysses is too much; no "action"

311 Reviews | 45 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

232 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

172 Reviews | 19 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.

812 Reviews | 132 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.

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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June 17th, 2019
For a previous production

"While Joyce's language is the thing here, there's also some gorgeous music interspersed during the beginning and end of the soliloquy by Paddy Moloney. This stream-of-consciousness soliloquy derives its strength from its cumulative force. However, Molly speaks most pertinently to the audience when she airs her sentiments about the dual genders and uncannily anticipating our #MeToo movement...A rare opportunity to see a chunk of 'Ulysses' meticulously dramatized."
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