Experience James Joyce, the Irish poet and novelist, prig, provocateur and high priest shaman of the stream of consciousness novel. The author of Dubliners, Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake takes the audience on an intimate adventure through his humble beginnings, his self-exile from his God, country, church, state, family and friends who all conspired to thwart his literary genius. He tells the story of being labeled a shameless blasphemer and the three woman, one his lover and wife and the others-smart, fearless women who financed, edited and published his work, despite notorious backlash from a vengeful, prudish public. Come hear from the man who Ezra Pound introduced to the literary elite of expatriate Paris whose bold, experimental style opened the door for Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sherwood Anderson.
Joe Beck (writer) In addition to James Joyce: A Short Night’s Odyssey From No to Yes, Joe’s plays also include A Homecoming (now in development after a reading with Brian Dennehy), Saddam The Musical, Thanksgiving, Fuel, Murderous Huntington and Don’t Leave Tracks. He is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild and The Authors Guild. You can see more of Joe’s work at www.joebeckwrites.com
The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631.324.0806
Dine at The 1770 House before the JDTLab and enjoy a special $27.00 two-course, prix fixe dinner by providing the code JDTLab!