|Stones in His Pockets; May 18 - June 3, 2012|
by Marie Jones
On stage May 18-June 3, 2012
Stones in His Pockets is a two-man show about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland. A pair of extras, Charlie and Jake, tell the story by taking on all the roles themselves - including that of the know-nothing siren playing the lead.
This two-man comedy features well-known North Bay actors Dodds Delzell and Tim Setzer.
Director Jennifer King calls the play "hilarious and touching" as it tells the story of residents of a small town in County Kerry, Ireland who become extras when a film crew comes to shoot a movie. The two actors play multiple roles – both male and female. "They shift in and out of character through gesture or the simple adjustment of a hat," said King.
Written by Marie Jones, the play premiered in the West Belfast Festival in August 1996, and then was seen in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1999, followed by a brief run in Dublin before moving to London's West End where it ran for more than three years. It concurrently enjoyed a Broadway run and was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2001.
Stage Manager for the production is Jennifer Rugyt, with Lighting Design by April George, Sound Design by Joe Winkler, Scenic Art by Tim Holtslag, and Property & Costume Design by Michael Ross.