Molly and James

by  Sheila Walsh

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

James Joyce and one of his most famous characters, Molly Bloom, meet in her boudoir. Joyce has come to plead his case; he wants to use Molly as a character in Ulysses and he needs her cooperation. Will she agree? Winner of the 10th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

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Molly and James

by  Sheila Walsh

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

James Joyce and one of his most famous characters, Molly Bloom, meet in her boudoir. Joyce has come to plead his case; he wants to use Molly as a character in Ulysses and he needs her cooperation. She refuses, then agrees for ten percent of his royalties. As the play ends, she is dictating the stream of consciousness monologue that ends Ulysses. Published in Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 10th Series.

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Accolades

  • Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $55 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Molly's bedroom. Dublin, Ireland. August, 1912.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 1f
MOLLY BLOOM - Early thirties, Irish, healthy good looks
JAMES JOYCE - Thirty, Irish, slender
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Sheila Walsh

SHEILA WALSH's Within the Year was produced Off-Off Broadway in 1984. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. and graduated from Boston University. She spent the first part of her career as an actress. Sheila is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

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Molly and James was first produced in April, 1985 by the Quaigh Lunch-Time Series.

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