Passages from Finnegans Wake

"What a delightful evening! Passages from Finnegans Wake, Mary Manning’s “free adaptation for the theater” of Joyce’s last work, came thrillingly alive in Boston’s Here Comes Everybody Players’ exuberant and creative staged reading at the 2015 Modernist Studies Association conference. For both Wake aficionados and novices, the evening was a real treat."

Michael Groden

    Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Western University Canada

    Author of “Ulysses in Progress" and “Ulysses in Focus"

“… an astonishing performance of Mary Manning's Wake on Saturday at the MSA conference”  

Professor Joseph Nugent,

    Boston College 

“A GLORIOUS production, it was tweeted throughout as a huge success by our members”  

Professor Paige Reynolds,

    Holy Cross College and MSA 17 Organizing Committee Member

Passages from Finnegans Wake, a free adaptation for the Theater, by Mary Manning. 

​a staged reading for Modernist Studies Association Conference, MSA 17, Boston November, 21 2015​.  This wild, bawdy, heartbreaking play, closely based on the themes and language of Joyce's extraordinary book was first produced at the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1955 and has only occasionally been performed since.  The Here Comes Everybody Players first presented a staged reading in 2013 and thank the Modernist Studies Association for the opportunity to perform it again at MSA 17.