The Joyce audition

by Riccardo Mini

A pair of Italian actors who have emigrated to London are preparing for an important audition for a production of Exiles, James Joyce’s only play. Between sometimes comic and absurd situations and moments of reflection and self-examination prompted by the play on which they are working, the two actors are induced to grapple with their experience as individuals and as a couple, questioning themselves and their own dreams and emerging profoundly changed. The piece is performed in Italian and English.