Arts and Society’s Bloomsday returns to Katharine Cornell Theatre

File photo by Ralph Stewart

Arts and Society presents its annual Bloomsday celebration at the Katharine Cornell Theatre this Monday, June 16, the date on which the fictional events of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” took place in 1904.

Bloomsday, a day in honor of all things Joyce and named after “Ulysses” hero Leopold Bloom, has been celebrated on the Island since 1979. Arts and Society hosts an evening of music and drama based on the Joyce’s life and works, including a medley of Joyce’s musical writing by Phil Dietterich, Jan Hyer, and Matt Pelikan; and performances featuring the voices and stagecraft of Anna and Gerry Yukevich, Pam Schnatterly, Lia Kahler, Buck Reidy, Martha Hudson, Robert Doss, Jane Lawson, and Joyce Maxner, among others.

The event, produced by John Crelan, begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. For more information, call 508-696-0539 or visit