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Around and About Theater: Wilde Irish 10th Annual Bloomsday Celebrations

By Ken Bullock
Friday June 14, 2013 - 09:38:00 AM

Wilde Irish Productions is celebrating its 10th anniversary of Berkeley Bloomsday celebrations, the date in 1904 when "Leopold Bloom, the most famous Jew in Ireland, and his cohorts go traipsing and tramping the streets and strands of Dublin," out of the pages of James Joyce's 'Ulysses,' featuring Ms. Marion McEvoy, direct from Dublin, in her show about Joyce's mother, 'A Portrait of the Artist's Mother,' with music and song, as well as old and new Wilde Irish company members in scenes from 'Portrait of the Artist' and 'Finnegan's Wake'--ending with Shosi Black, who at five sang the traditional song "Finnegan's Wake" at their first Bloomsday, now reprising the number as a teenager with her father, Shay Black of the famous Dublin Black Family and the audience.  

A literary, thespian, musical delight.  

Saturday at 7, Sunday at 2, Golden Gate Creativity Center, 2911 Claremont @ Ashby. $20-$25. 644-9940,