Next Up at WEPG: Marie Jones’s Stones in His Pockets

When an American film company comes to a sleepy village in County Kerry for a big production shoot it looks like the answer to many prayers. In a place where jobs can be scarce there will be plenty of work as extras and production helpers and lots of excitement along the way. But, as Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn discover, there also will be prices to pay.

Steve Callahan directs the WEPG production of Marie Jones’s Stones in His Pockets. Jared Sanz-Agero plays Charlie and Jason Meyers plays Jake. Jake and Charlie take turns playing the eleven other characters who populate the village and the movie set, ranging from the last surviving extra from the filming of The Quiet Man to sexy Caroline Giovanni, the famous American movie star. There are many laughs to be shared, more than a few pints to be hoisted and just a wee bit of sadness along the way (it’s Ireland, after all).

Stones in His Pockets will be presented in seven performances November 10th-19th at 8:00 p.m. Thursday (second week only) through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday. All performances are in the theatre at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd. in the Central West End. To buy your tickets, click here.

Congratulations to our Theatre Circle Awards winners

West End Players Guild snagged two of the 2017 Theatre Circle Awards, presented by theatre critics for outstanding work by professional theatre companies in our area.

The cast of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia — Kristin Rion, Michael Cassidy Flynn, Scott De Broux, Andrew Kuhlman, Carl Overly, Jr., Ann Marie Mohr, Anthony Wininger, Nicole Angeli, Erin Renee Roberts, John Wolbers, Jaz Tucker and Mason Hunt — won for Best Ensemble in a Drama; Ellie Schwetye directed their performance.


Maggie Wininger took home the trophy as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy for her performance in the title role of Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, directed by Jan Meyer.

Congratulations as well to actors from three West End shows also nominated for Theatre Circle Awards:

Tom Kopp earned a nomination for outstanding actor in a comedy for his work as Frank in Educating Rita.

Kristin Rion, who played Thomasina in our production of Arcadia, was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama.

And, Jeremy Goldmeier, Emily Johnson, Ariel Roukaerts and Zach Venturella were nominated for best ensemble in a drama for their work in Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Manifest|Destiny, directed by Steve Callahan.