Stones In His Pockets

by Marie Jones
May 5 – 21, 2011

Starring Mark Gash and Cameron McDonald
Directed by Ryan Crocker

A Hollywood movie production has over-run a small rural town in Ireland. And Charlie and Jake, two men looking for new lives, take jobs as extras. One is an aspiring script-writer trying to get someone of influence to read his script. The other is overwhelmed when the beautiful American star of the movie takes an interest in him and particularly his accent.

Through Charlie and Jake we learn about the townsfolk as they cope with the Hollywood dream machine in their sleepy farming town and the illusions it conceals, with wonderful humour, and much honesty.

From their perspective as faces in the crowd, Charlie and Jake tell us the story by shifting from one character to the next, showing us the people who inhabit this place, and their way of dealing with the chaos that outsiders can bring and the dreams they can offer.

Amazingly it is all done without the benefit of a net.

Stones in His Pockets, a comedy by Irish playwright Marie Jones won the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production in 1999 as well as winning two Olivier Awards and receiving three Tony Award nominations in 2001.