‘So Hard’ – Movie star Caroline Giovanni (Christina Martos) comforts a reluctant Jake Quinn (John Cullinan) after tragedy strikes. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Little Theatre’s May production, Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones, will run for two more performances at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday.
A deceptively serene rural Irish town is suddenly overrun with Hollywood moviemakers out to make the next great Irish blockbuster film. Meet the varied citizenry as they navigate the ins and outs of movie stars and extras, a proper “Irish feel” fit for film versus the grittiness of real life, teen angst and the pride that only comes with age.
Fifteen characters are played by two actors, Christina Martos and John Cullinan, with a minimum of costume changes. This unusual structure allows the interconnections between the characters to tell a moving story of identity and relationship, packed with humor and unexpected grace, pontification on the usefulness of cattle, and even an Irish jig performance.
Winner of two Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, Drama Desk Special Award, and a Theatre World Special Award, Stones in His Pockets is “fascinating, moving & hilarious!” and “An unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight.”
“Go see Stones in His Pockets. It’s lots of fun and cheaper than a trip to County Kerry. If a chance for laughter and occasional tears isn’t enough to bring you to the theatre, Martos and Cullinan perform some amazing Irish dancing.” ~Bonnie Gordon, Los Alamos Daily Post
The production is directed by Chris Monteith, produced by Jess Cullinan, and includes choreography from Patrick MacDonald.
Tickets are available at CB Fox or at the door, and are $12 general admission or $10 for seniors and students. The Performing Arts Center is located at 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.
Parents are cautioned that the play contains strong language and adult situations and may not be appropriate for children under 17. Produced by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
‘Good Cheer’ – Jake Quinn (John Cullinan) tolerates Charlie Conlan (Christina Martos) toasting ‘Charlie’s day of good cheer!’ for the umpteenth time during an outing to the local pub. Courtesy photo
‘No Imagination’ – Charlie Conlan (Christina Martos) and Jake Quinn (John Cullinan) get off to a rocky start when they meet on the set of The Quiet Valley, filming in a small village in County Kerry, Ireland. Courtesy photo