When small-town Irishmen Charlie and Jake are hired as extras in an epic American movie that invades their scenic County Kerry village, chaos ensues as they begin to discover that their romanticized Hollywood dream isn’t quite what it seems. Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning comedy is a rollicking, poignant tale brought to life by two actors portraying a colorful cast of dozens. Director Josh McLucas previously directed the acclaimed My Name Is Asher Lev at SCTC in 2017. He is excited to lead this hilarious story that pits harsh reality against Hollywood endings.
A tour de force in comic showmanship, Marie Jones’ play centers on two local extras in a Hollywood movie being shot in rural Ireland. Actually, the play seemingly boasts a cast of thousands — but they’re all played by the same two actors, the bountifully talented pair of Brian McManus and Steve Carpenter.