Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge

Molly Bloom

2014-09-24 19:30 2014-09-27 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Molly Bloom

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/8963

To better seize the night, thoughts rush by like stars.
Constellation of memories; equinox of space and time. MOLLY
embrace
the Penelope of Joyce, of Ulysses, of Popold or perhaps of no one.
The wife, the mother, the lover.
The orchid woman opens the corolla of her psyche tonight. From one yes to another, the past gushes forth.
Indivisible, inexhaustible: Gibraltar, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Dublin, the birth of Milly, an outdoor concert, Lt. Stanley...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
September 24 - 27, 2014
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Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
“Cadieux is a dazzling, mercurial, disarming Molly. Her performance is a tour de force. Having followed her career for many years, I have never seen Cadieux in finer form. This performance puts her in the top theatrical diva league. Cadieux conquers the room with charisma, sensuality and grace. Bravo” Pat Donnelly, The Gazette
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To better seize the night, thoughts rush by like stars.
Constellation of memories; equinox of space and time.

MOLLY
embrace
the Penelope of Joyce, of Ulysses, of Popold or perhaps of no one.
The wife, the mother, the lover.
The orchid woman opens the corolla of her psyche tonight.

From one yes to another, the past gushes forth.
Indivisible, inexhaustible: Gibraltar, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Dublin, the birth of Milly, an outdoor concert, Lt. Stanley Gardner, Harry Mulvey, Boylan, Leopold
Men all those men.

In raw, straightforward language, Lady Bloom explores the confines of femininity. She praises the erotic and her inordinate love of the sensual. A close-lipped monologue guided by unbridled mental associations.

Some of them want us to be good as gold
They’re all so different
Boylan talking about the shape of my foot
While I’m looking him in the eye, my hair all tousled
My tongue between my lips, up to him

Fascinated by Joyce and stimulated by the free-spirited Molly, Brigitte Haentjens pursues her exploration of the intimate by giving substance to the last chapter of Ulysses.

Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom.

In a space that leaves room to the imagination, the actress delivers a frank, sincere monologue that reproduces all the vigour of one of the most incisive texts of 20th century Western literature.

Up to him the savage brute
Thursday
Friday one
Saturday two
Sunday three
O Lord I can’t wait till Monday

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Anne-Marie Cadieux trouve l’exacte tonalité de cette Molly et lui insuffle avec un naturel parfois déconcertant toute la superficialité naïve et l’égocentrisme dont la figure littéraire a besoin pour carburer.

- Fabien Deglise, Le Devoir

On ne peut qu’adhérer à la proposition de la comédienne (et de la metteure en scène) qui réussit, avec la juste dose de détachement, à multiplier les couches de son personnage tour à tour frivole, moqueuse, farouche, sensuelle.

- Louise Vigeant, revuejeu.org

Performance éblouissante d'Anne-Marie Cadieux dans MOLLY BLOOM. [...] Les mots se bousculent, défilent, bercent, frappent. C'est cru, c'est drôle, c'est triste, c'est le genre de choses que les filles au théâtre ne disent pas d'habitude, pis ça fait du bien. 

- Natalia Wysocka, 7e ciel, Journal Métro

À tous ceux qui ont essayé de tâter du James Joyce et qui n’ont pas réussi, allez voir ça! Parce qu’ici le texte devient limpide. Et pour tous les autres qui aimaient déjà Joyce, profitez-en pendant que ça passe!

- Mélanye Boissonnault, 15-18, Radio-Canada

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Molly Bloom
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
Anne-Marie Cadieux is Molly Bloom. © Caroline Laberge
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