Jones's Stones Replaces San Fran's Magic Quills For June 2-July 3 Run

News   Jones's Stones Replaces San Fran's Magic Quills For June 2-July 3 Run
 
Irish playwright Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets replaces the previously announced Quills for the June 2-July 3 slot at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, closing the 1998-99 season. Quills, a black comedy about the writings of the Marquis de Sade, has been postponed because of the filming commitments of playwright Doug Wright, according to a released statement. Magic hopes to reinstate the play at the beginning of the 1999-2000 season with Wright directing.
Kurt Reinhardt and Mark Phillips.
Kurt Reinhardt and Mark Phillips. Photo by Photo by David Allen.

Irish playwright Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets replaces the previously announced Quills for the June 2-July 3 slot at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, closing the 1998-99 season. Quills, a black comedy about the writings of the Marquis de Sade, has been postponed because of the filming commitments of playwright Doug Wright, according to a released statement. Magic hopes to reinstate the play at the beginning of the 1999-2000 season with Wright directing.

Stones tells of two down on their luck Irishmen working as extras on a Hollywood film being shot in the Irish countryside. When the men find themselves dissatisfied with the American look at their culture, they begin to construct the perfect Irish film. Belfast-born Jones is best known for her play, Women on the Verge of H.R.T..

Kent Nicholson will direct Stones. For tickets ($30-$18), call (415) 441-8822.

As for the rest of the Magic's 1999-00 season, the company has received a $100,000 grant from the National Theatre Artist Residency (via the Pew Charitable Trusts and TCG) to help complete and stage John O'Keefe's Bronte Cycle trilogy. A $16,500 NEA grant will also help O'Keefe and other writers in residency at the Magic.

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