The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones, as its May production.
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 has been called “fascinating, moving & hilarious” and “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight.”
The production is directed by Chris Monteith, produced by Jess Cullinan, and includes choreography from Patrick MacDonald.
Opening night is this Friday, May 3, and the show will run for three weekends, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, closing May 18. Tickets are available at CB Fox or at the door, and are $12 general admission or $10 for seniors and students.
Parents are cautioned that the play contains strong language and adult situations and may not be appropriate for children under 17. The show is produced by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.