When small town Irishmen Charlie and Jake are hired as extras in an epic American movie that invades their scenic County Kerry village, chaos ensues as they begin to discover that their romanticized Hollywood dream isn’t quite what it seems. Pitting harsh reality against Hollywood endings, Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning tragicomedy is a hilarious story brought to life by Jorge Donoso & Ethan Paulini.
Play by Marie Jones
Contains adult themes and language. Age recommendation is 10+.
Run Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes plus one 15 minute intermission
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30PM
Thursday, June 29 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 1 at 2PM
Thursday, July 6 at 2PM
Friday, July 7 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30PM
Monday, July 17 at 7:30PM
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30PM
Robert Hupp (he/him)
Robert is thrilled to return to Weathervane after having directed last season’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grille in 2019. Robert is currently in his seventh season as the artistic director of Syracuse Stage in central New York. He’s also served as the artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and NYC’s Jean Cocteau Rep.
Marie’s plays have toured extensively throughout the world, including the former Soviet Union, Germany, coast to coast America, Canada, Britain and Ireland. Her plays include an adaptation of Gogol’s The Government Inspector, which toured in Britain and Ireland, A Night in November (London, Glasgow, New York and three tours of Ireland), Marie also starred in and wrote Women on the Verge of HRT (Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre).
Dancing Shoes, the story of George Best, co-written with Martin Lynch and the Miami Show Band Story also co-written with Martin Lynch both premiered at the Grand Opera House and went on to tour the UK and Ireland. Stones in His Pockets, which toured Ireland prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival culminating in a four-year run-in London’s West End, gaining many awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and the Evening Standard award for best new Play. Her Broadway debut of Stones in His Pockets gained 3 Tony nominations and won the American Drama Critics award. Marie’s plays have been translated into 38 languages. Night in November, ‘Fly Me to The Moon’ and Stones in His Pockets are currently playing in most countries in Scandinavia, also in Poland Hungary and Croatia. Stones in His Pockets has just had its Indian Premier. Night in November will have its 25th Anniversary production in April/May at the Irish Arts Centre in New York. ‘Dear Arabella her latest play was directed by Lindsay Posner the Olivier Award Director and premiered at the Lyric Theatre.
She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of literature from Queens University and the University of Ulster. She has also been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire).