Dave Karger
November 24, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

”Stones in His Pockets”

Current London smash and celeb mecca, Stones in His Pockets, about a pair of Irishmen (Sean Campion and Conleth Hill) who serve as movie extras when a big-time Hollywood production comes to their Irish backwater. Following in the footsteps of ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, Stones will mount in Toronto Jan. 8 with hopes of hitting Broadway by St. Patrick’s Day.

Playwright Marie Jones came up with the concept after her bit part in 1993’s In the Name of the Father; the gimmick is that the two actors play a total of 15 roles, including the film’s American leading lady.

Campion and Hill’s schizophrenic performances have attracted the likes of Calista Flockhart, Dustin Hoffman, and Daryl Hannah. ”Tom Hanks spent an hour with the boys after the show,” says coproducer Paul Elliott. ”At the end Conleth said, ‘Can I have your autograph, please?’ And he said ‘No. I want yours first.”’

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