Hugh Jackman, first a theatre man (Oklahoma!) and now a movie star ("X Men," "Someone Like You"), and Gabriel Byrne, first known in America as a movie man, then as a theatre star (A Moon for the Misbegotten), checked out Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets at its April 1 opening at the John Golden Theatre.
Stones in His Pockets is seen through the perspective of Charlie and Jack, two down-on-their luck Irishmen (played by Conleth Hill and Sean Campion) working as extras on a Hollywood film being shot in the Irish countryside. The close-knit rural community around them is uprooted and in some ways destroyed by the arrival of the Hollywood cast and crew. Among the characters Hill and Campion portray are Caroline Giovanni, the spoiled and horny American diva; Mickey, the last remaining extra from "The Quiet Man"; and Clem, the hunchbacked director.