May 6 through May 22

Charlie (Matthew Welch) as Simon, and Jake (RJ Allen) as Mickey. Photo: Judy Thomas.

Our first Main Stage production of the year is this delightful, moving comedy. A Hollywood production crew has come to a small town on the coast of Ireland, and the clash of cultures has hilarious – and heart wrenching – results.

Jake and Charlie are thirty-somethings who meet when working as extras on a big American movie being shot in Ireland. Charlie's video shop in Ballycastle has gone bankrupt and Jake has returned to Kerry after a futile few years in the US. The movie is a wonderful break from worrying about their futures, until the harsh realities of rural life break through.

May 6 through May 22
"Stones In His Pockets" by Marie Jones

The two extras play fifteen characters, including locals and foreigners, Irish and Scots, English and American, men and women, struggling extras and successful stars.

"Stone In His Pockets" has been highly acclaimed:

  • Winner of The Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production in 1999
  • Winner of The Olivier Award (in London) for Best Comedy in 2001
  • Nominated for 3 Tony Awards in 2001


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • RJ Allen
  • Matthew Welch
  • Kyle Crew (Director)