Temple's New Play Called a 'Must-See'
Whenever an actor sits down or spins around, there is no guarantee that he'll stand up as the same person.
Michael Brocki and Derrick Ivey make each character look effortless and brilliant in their performances in "Stones In His Pockets," currently playing at the Temple Theatre in Sanford.
The play is set in Ireland in a small village in County Kerry where a succession of Hollywood film crews descend to make movies. The play follows two days in the lives of two extras, Charlie and Jake. And what a couple of days this is, when Charlie and Jake take on the personas of no less than 15 different characters. This comedic tale explores what moves us and becomes our purpose in life.
Watching both of these men move around the stage makes you breathless because within seconds they will most likely not be the same sex, age or nationality. The brilliant direction of Debra Gillingham has both Brocki and Ivey transforming from waggish to serious within moments.
The set is simple -- a backdrop of clouds, with a long line of shoes, and a trunk, which serves as a desk, table and counter. The purpose of the simple set is to emphasize the choreographic styling of the entire play.
"Stones In His Pockets" is a definite must-see. It is playing at Temple Theatre in Sanford through Nov. 1, and reservations can be made by calling the box office at (919) 774-4155.
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