Production History

2024

February 8, 9, 10, & 11: Bumbled By Colin Hamell and Bernard McMullan in collaboration with Tir Na Productions, The Foundary, Cambridge Ma

2023

April 30: Fireworks, by Iseult Golden, staged reading of modern comedy. Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown MA 

May 20: The Humours of Bandon, written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe produced in collaboration with Fishamble Theatre, Dublin and the Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

June 16: Bloomsday Boston 2023 , a celebration in music and drama of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston Ma.

November 1: Remembering Seamus Heaney, the Poet and his Legacy,  Excerpts from Heaney's translation of the epic poem Beowolf.  Part of an evening of poetry and memories of the poet hosted by the Charitable Irish Society and the Eire Society of Boston.

2022

June 19: Bloomsday 2022, a celebration in music and drama of James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses, Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

July 11: Poetry in the Garden, poetry from Boston area and from Ireland for an invited audience, Cambridge MA

September 12:  Readings from Ulysses and Finnegans Wake on board the Irish Naval Ship LE James Joyce, during its visit to Boston

February 2:  Four Characters from Ulysses, Online Performance

March 5 : The Here Comes Everybody Players perform Joyce, part of Dead of Winter Arts Series, Ames Chapel, Hingham MA 

April 7: Seven Short Sorties from the work of Flann O’Brien/Myles na Gopaleen, part of Flannagain, a Flann O’Brien conference, Burns Library, Boston college

June 9: Ulysses at 100, Lit Crawl Boston 2022, Central Square Library, Cambridge MA

2021

Feb– April: Renewal -The Spring Performances, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston. A series of three Zoom performances:

April 15: Salad Day, by Deirdre Kinahan

March 11: Finnegans Wake Made Easy! 

February 1: Brigid – symbol of feminine energy and renewal

June 10: Lit Crawl Boston, 2021,  ​For the fourth year, The Here Comes Everybody Players were invited to participate in Lit Crawl Boston. 

June 18: Finnegans Wake Made Easy! Closing performance for Omniscientific Joyce, 27th International James Joyce conference, held via Zoom in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston.

2020

Sept – Nov: Humour, History & Verse - The Autumn Performances, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston. 

A series of three Zoom performances:

June 16: A New Day Will Be , a short video produced by the Dept of Foreign Affairs, Ireland for Bloomsday, 2022, during covid lockdown. HCE contributed Boston section of video. 

2019

October 31: Samhain Celebration, Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

August 11: Lughnasa Celebration, Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

June 16: Bloomsday performances: James Joyce Centre, Dublin

Meetinghouse Square, Dublin, & Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

June 14: Bloomsday Celebration, part of Culture @ PWC, PwC, Dublin

June 6: Music & Poetry from Ireland, Lit Crawl Boston, Newbury Comics, Boston

May 4: Finnegans Wake Celebration, James Joyce Centre, Dublin

March 23: Fireside Poetry, poetry from Ireland for an invited audience, Cambridge MA 2018

2018

June 11 – 16 The Art of James Joyce - 26th Annual James Joyce Symposium, University of Antwerp, Belgium - HCE was represented by Cathal Stephens who performed a solo piece, "Parodies and Lists in of James Joyce in Cyclops and elsewhere in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake". He also performed in the concluding"Happening" of the Symposium, "So Prettly Pratttly Pollylogue", as part of the 8-person Waywords and Meansigns ensemble, performing an improv multi-media piece based on Finnegans Wake

April 21: Murder, Marriage and Mammamuscles Most Mousterious vignettes from Ulysses, Finnegans Wake and Joyce's writing in Il Piccollo della Sera, part of a full-day conference at Boston College entitled James Joyce and Journalism.      

March 18: St. Patrick's Day Weekend 2018 - a lighthearted interpretation of selections from James Joyce's work, complete with music by the Here Comes Everybody Trio. The Aeronaut Brewing Company, Somerville, MA

March 13 & March 20: Of Thyme and Rosemary – an imagined conversation between James Joyce and Marcel Proust. Written and directed by Debra Weiss, the one-act play, presented as staged readings at The Boston Atheneum and The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

February 21: The Complete Works of James Joyce in under 60 minutes - Featuring excerpts from all of Joyce's books including Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man, Ulysses, Exiles and Finnegans Wake. In association with The Thirsty Scholars (a Finnegans Wake Reading Group) celebrating the completion of the group's eight-year long reading of the book.  Shahe Hall, Holy Trinity Armenian Church Campus, Cambridge MA  

2017

October 26: The Complete Works of James Joyce in 44 minutes. Lit Crawl Boston 2017, Excerpts from Dubliners, Finnegans Wake, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Exiles and Ulysses

June 21 -25: Diasporic Joyce - North American Joyce Conference  Victoria College, University of Toronto. Performances included:

-  Of Thyme and Rosemary - a conversation between James Joyce and Marcel Proust, staged reading of a new play, written and directed by Debra Weiss.

-  An Evening of Words and Songs, with Michelle Widden, Soprano, Sebastian Knowles, pianist 

-  Several informal performances and reading of the works of Joyce at various times throughout the conference.

May 4: Waywords and Meansigns recreating Finnegans Wake [in its Whole Wholume] - The Here Comes Everybody Players music and spoken word contribution encompasses the first eight pages of the book.

April 23: Joycespring - an introduction, through drama, to the works of James Joyce.  Sponsored by the Amherst Irish Association, Amherst MA

March 17: St. Patrick's Day Music and Poetry from Ireland, including poetry by classic and modern Irish poets. Democracy Center, Cambridge MA 

2016

November 12: Joycespeed - the Energy of Modernity  - a stage adaptation of "Ithaca", the penultimate episode of Ulysses, as part of this conference arranged by the Irish Studies Program at Boston College, Boston Ma

October 13: James Joyce Performed - excerpts from Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, with music .Part of Lit Crawl Boston 2016

June 23: Bloomsday en Madrid, James Joyce en Palabras y Canciones, CentroCentro de Cultura Cibeles, Madrid, sponsored by Culture Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, Madrid and James Joyce Centre, Dublin.

June 21: Bloomsday in Barcelona, Ateneu Barcelones, sponsored by Culture Ireland, Embassy of Ireland, Madrid and The James Joyce Centre, Dublin.

June 19: Bloomsday Street Theatre, Plaza Okendo, San Sebastian, Spain.  Presented as part of the San Sebastian European City of Culture Festival and arranged by The James Joyce Centre, Dublin. 

June 12 &16 Dublin Bloomsday Festival, performances of excerpts from Joyce’s work. James Joyce Centre, Dublin

April 9: James Joyce and the Easter Rising, a brief dramatic literary collage created collaboratively by the actors using material from Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.  Boston College. Repeated in a private performance, Cambridge MA, May 7, 2016.

March 18: Music, Poetry and Prose from Ireland, including work by Yeats, Joyce and Heaney. The Democracy Centre Cambridge, Aperitif Series. Repeated in a private performance, Dorchester MA, April 29, 2016

2015

April 11: Fundementially Theosophagusted - A Joyce Symposium, Boston College, April 11, 2015, performance of excerpts from Finnegans Wake

June 14 & 16: Dublin Bloomsday Festival, June 14 & 16, 2015

November 21: Passages from Finnegans Wake, a free adaptation for the Theatre, by Mary Manning. a staged reading at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, MSA 17, Boston.

2014

Dec 12 & 13: Out of Bounds - an Evening of Irish Theatre and Music, Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston MA.

September 19 &21: Terminus, by Mark O'Rowe, Davis Square Theatre, Somerville, MA. Link to photos and poster

June 14, 15  & 16: Dublin Bloomsday Festival, June 14, 15 & 16, 2014 

2013

October 18 & 19: Crossroads - an Evening of Irish Theatre and Music, Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston MA.

June 16: Dublin Bloomsday Festival, June 16, 2013, North Great George's Street, Dublin, Ireland 

May 17 &18: Passages from Finnegans Wake, a Free adaptation for the Theatre, by Mary Manning, from James Joyce book, Finnegans Wake Democracy Center, Cambridge MA,

2012

November 29 Framingham State University, Irish Literature Class, 

June 15 & 16 Bloomsday 2012, Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston, 

April 21 Joyce and Religions Conference, Boston College

2011

June 14 Boston Bloomsday Celebration, Kitty O's, State Street, Boston,

April 17 & 18Bloomsday in April, Boston College,

April 16 Joyce, Gender and History Conference, Boston College.

December 10 & 11 A Christmas Dinner, (adapted for the stage from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) Kaji Aso Studio, Boston,