Theatre Faculty and Students Showcase Talents Together

Truman’s Department of Theatre will present Marie Jones’ award-winning play, “Stones in His Pockets.” The production is a faculty showcase highlighting the acting talents of Randy Bame, Baldwin Auditorium manager, and Todd Coulter, assistant professor of theatre. Bame and Coulter share the roles of 15 characters of various age and gender. Students and faculty work side-by-side on the production team including directors, designers, stage managers and crews-a unique project that is a rare occurrence.

“Stones in His Pockets” takes place in rural County Kerry, Ireland. Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn (played by Bame and Coulter) are extras on the set of a movie being filmed. Jones’ comedy recreates the filming and the rural town, locations including the movie set, pub, farmland, and funeral. With slight shifts in physicality and costume Conlon and Quinn become a wide variety of characters.

The play will be performed at 8 p.m. April 10-12 in the Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theatre. Admission is free. Tickets are now available in the Box Office and may be picked up during regular hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday) in the Ophelia Parrish lobby in front of the James G. Severns Theatre. Tickets may also be reserved via e-mail to, or phone at 785.4515.

For more information contact Marissa LaRose, publicity head and assistant director, at or Joan Mather, director, at
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