This production was scheduled August 11-27, 2023.

Get ready for laughter and a few tears as SLO REP presents the story of a small Irish town that has been taken over by a Hollywood film crew.

Stones in His Pockets, a two-act play by Marie Jones, features Billy Breed and Jeffrey Salsbury in Thursday through Sunday performances running August 11 to 27. The show opens SLO REP’s 2023-24 season.

The two actors play more than a dozen characters, including townspeople from rural County Kerry and members of the film crew, telling the story of the impact the movie set has on the local community. Breed and Salsbury previously played multiple characters on the SLO REP stage in another two-hander comedy, Greater Tuna. Breed has appeared numerous times on the SLO REP stage, playing Mark Rothko in Red last year, and Inspector Fix in Around the World in 80 Days. Salsbury was a memorable Spike in SLO REP’s spring comedy, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike.

Stones in His Pockets is directed by Lawrence Lesher. Hailing from New York, Lesher has acted or directed in all 50 states and nearly 40 countries. His directing credits at SLO REP include Around the World in 80 Days and Rounding Third.

Additional crew members include dialect coach Tyler Seiple, costume designer Rylee Terry, set designer Dave Linfield, lighting and sound designer Kevin Harris, and stage manager Breanna Fawcett.