By Sheila Callaghan
Complete size, comedian Drama / 3m, 4f / Unit Set it is June sixteen, 2004. Samantha Blossom, a chipper girl in her 40s, wakes up one June morning in her top East part condominium to discover her existence being narrated over the airwaves of public radio. She discovers within the mail an envelope addressed to her husband from his lover, which spins her uncooked and untethered into an odyssey throughout the city.... an afternoon packed with likelihood encounters, coincidences, a brief love affair, and a fixation at the mysterious Jewel Jupiter. Jewel, the younger yet broken poet genius, ultimately takes a shine to Samantha and brings her on a middle of the night journey of the meat-packing district which adjustments Samantha's existence forever-or does not. This ninety minute comedian drama is a modernized, gender-reversed, relocated, hyper-theatrical riff at the novel Ulysses, taking place precisely a hundred years to the day after Joyce's jaunt via Dublin. "Wonderful... Sheila Callaghan's pleasingly witty and theatrical new drama that could be a love letter to big apple masquerading as hate mail...[Callaghan] writes with a world-weary tone and has a poet's present for budget friendly description. the complete useless urban comes alive..." -New York occasions. "DEAD urban, Sheila Callaghan's riff on James Joyce's ULYSSES is fashionable, lyrical, attention-grabbing, sometimes frustrating, and eminently worthwhile... the type of paintings that's completely invigorating." -Backstage.