Monday, 27 August 2012

Live Irish theatre - Stones in His Pockets - Gladstone Theatre season opener - 7 September 2012

Stones in His Pockets
Directed by John P. Kelly

The multi-award-winning Irish play Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
opens The Gladstone’s exciting 2012-2013 season. By arrangement with Paul Elliott, Adam Kenwright & Pat Moylan, Presented by SevenThirty Productions.

September 7 to 29, 2012 (preview September 6)
8:00 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday
3:00 p.m. matinees Saturdays & Sundays

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, presented less than two months apart. Audiences can see Stones in His Pockets at the Gladstone in September and then her very latest Fly Me to the Moon at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre from October 30 to November 18. Both plays are directed by John P. Kelly.

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