Director Dan Foster has his cast for Hudson Stage’s fall mainstage production: the two-man, many-character “Stones in His Pockets.”
The Tony-nominee for best comedy won two Olivier Awards in the West End, and tells the story of two Irish extras on the set of a Hollywood film being shot in their town.
British actor Richard Hollis plays Charlie. A West End veteran, he was in the recent film “Dark Shadows” and was in “The Office” on BBC, long before Steve Carrell came along.
Jay Stratton plays Jake and, like Hollis, many other characters. Local audiences with long memories may recall his work at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where he appeared in “Titus Andronicus” and “Twelfth Night” in 1999. More recent credits in New York include “The Man Who Came to Dinner” and “She Stoops to Conquer.”
“Stones in His Pockets” runs weekends, Nov. 2-17, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. matinees Nov. 4 and 11 and 17. (A Q&A follows the Nov. 17 matinee.) Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University, 235 Elm Road, Briarcliff Manor. $35, $30 for students and seniors, discounts for Pace community. 877-238-5596 for tickets. Details at the Hudson Stage website or 914-271-2811.