TV's Bronson Pinchot and Christopher Burns have played Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets in London and in the West Coast premiere at San Diego's Globe Theatres, and this spring they'll be touring the U.S.
With the Old Globe engagement ending March 16, they take the two-handed comedy to Wilmington, DE, San Francisco and Hartford, CT. Further dates will be announced for fall.
Stones in His Pockets — embraced by Broadway and a still-running West End smash — is seen through the perspective of Charlie and Jack, two down-on-their luck Irishmen 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 British director.
The play was inspired by Jones' own experience as an actor in films shot in Ireland, including 1993's "In the Name of the Father," starring Daniel Day Lewis. Jones' other plays include A Night in November, Women on the Verge of HRT and the sequel Women on the Verge Get a Life.
Pinchot has recently done time in New York theatre, playing Autolycus in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale with the Public Theatre and the Observer in the Broadway staging of Putting It Together. He may be best known, however, for the role of Balki in the popular TV series, "Perfect Strangers," and for his brief, but memorable work in "Beverly Hills Cop." Burns' New York credits include Prides Crossing, A Question of Mercy, F-Stop, Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton and the Atlantic Theatre's Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
The rest of the tour dates are:
April 5-14: Wilmington, DE, The Playhouse Theatre
April 16-May 12: San Francisco, CA, The Curran Theatre
May 14-19: Hartford, CT, The Bushnell
Dates for the fall, 2002 tour have not been announced.