A show featuring two actors playing 15 characters opens May 16 for a six-week run at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd.
The show “Stones in His Pockets” by Irish playwright Marie Jones centers on a film crew that has descended on a beautiful Irish village. Directed by Jerry Russell, the play is told largely through the eyes of movie “extras, Charlie and Jake. Of its production in London, The London Times said “The play is about rural poverty, cultural exploitation, the widening gap between winners and losers in the western world, and the damage wreaked by dreams and the dream industries… If there is a more cleverly constructed, enterprisingly acted play on offer in London right now, I cannot think of it.” And the Daily Mail added, “an unalloyed source of joy, laughter, tears and delight.”
“Stones in His Pockets” will preview at 7:30 May 16 and at 8 p.m. May 17. Through June 23, performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at at 3 p.m. Sundays. Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances. Reservations are available through the boxoffice at 817-784-9378 or on the website, www.stagewest.org. The play contains strong language.