Christie Road will become a little patch of Ireland in August as Ladysmith Little Theatre presents Stones in His Pockets, a hit play by Marie Jones about a rural town where the locals have been hired as extras in a Hollywood film.
The extras want more than bit parts, though. Charlie Conlon has aspirations of getting a script made into a movie. Jake Quinn, recently returned from New York, is mesmerized – along with everyone else – by the famous, beautiful American star of the production, Caroline.
But their aspirations for things Hollywood go unrequited. The star and American crew members do not attempt to accurately portray the town and its people; they only care about wrapping things up on time, sticking to their romanticized ideal of rural Irish life.
Things get funny as the production crew tries to create the proper ‘Irish feel’ for the movie.
A cast of two Little Theatre stalwarts – Mort Paul and Torry Clark – takes on the roles of 15 characters in this production, “often switching gender and voice with swift dexterity,” says a Little Theatre release. The play is directed by Ellen Paul.
Performances on: August 7, 8, 14, 15 (doors 7:30 p.m., showtime 8 p.m.); August 9, 16 (doors 1:30 p.m., showtime 2 p.m.). Please plan to be seated 10 minutes prior to showtime.
Tickets: $20 for non-members; $18 for members or groups of 10 or more. Available at the Ladysmith Little Theatre box office, 250-924-0658 from 1 to 3 p.m. or at www.ladysmiththeatre.com.