James Joyce’s “The Dead”

November 8, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Book by Richard Nelson
Music by Shaun Davey
Lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey
Directed by Charles Newell
Music Direction by Doug Peck

Artistic Director Charles Newell and Music Director Doug Peck, whose professional collaborations include Porgy and Bess and Caroline, or Change, team up for a delightful reimagining of Court Theatre’s eccentric holiday classic, James Joyce’s The Dead. Filled with the warmth of a flickering hearth, the fervor of an Irish folk song, and the mystery of a snowy winter’s eve, this piece tells the tale of a group of family and friends as they gather to sing and dance in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany in Dublin at the turn of the last century. Hauntingly beautiful and joyfully spirited, James Joyce’s The Dead offers a heartfelt accompaniment to the holiday season.