Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

The multi-award-winning Irish play

Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

opens the Gladstone Theatre’s impressive 2012-2013 season

By arrangement with Paul Elliott, Adam Kenwright & Pat Moylan

Presented by SevenThirty Productions

Directed by John P Kelly

                September 7 to 29, 2012 (preview September 6) 

SevenThirty Productions’ John P. Kelly returns this fall to kick-off the Gladstone’s 2012-2013 season with the world famous Irish two-hander Stones In His Pockets, featuring Ottawa favourites Zach Counsil and Richard Gélinas, from September 7 to 29.

This witty, funny and yet profoundly moving play by Marie Jones (A Night in November, Fly me to the Moon) tells the story of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, two down-on-their-luck Irish lads living in rural County Kerry—a town recently overrun by a visiting Hollywood film crew.  Stones In His Pockets won the prestigious Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy, and ran for four record breaking years in London’s West End before being nominated for the Tony Award for Best Comedy when it transferred to Broadway for its successful three-year run.

Counsil and Gélinas’ standout performances in last season’s The 39 Steps garnered unprecedented media attention, and Kelly is delighted to showcase this dynamic duo once again this fall.  “The two actors will portray more than fifteen different characters in the play,” says Kelly. “This acting tour-de-force is the perfect vehicle to showcase the versatility and talent of these two exceptional local performers.  Ottawa audiences are in for a real treat.”

SevenThirty Productions and Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company are collaborating by co-promoting two plays by this famous author in their respective theatres, less than two months apart.  Audiences can see Ms Jones’ most famous play Stones In His Pockets at the Gladstone and then her very latest Fly Me to the Moon at the Irving Greenberg Theatre (October 30 to November 18).

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