River Company will open its 14th season with Marie Jones’ comedy “Stones in His Pockets,” which premiered in Belfast, Ireland, in June 1999.

River Company’s production will be presented at the Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Library, Elm Street entrance, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. through July 24. Tickets are $15, $13 for River Company members; call 563-8116 for reservations.

Set in County Kerry, where a Hollywood movie is being filmed, this is a play where “the stars become the extras and the extras become the stars,” as described by one of the two principals, Jake Quinn, played by Joe Lugosch.  He befriends Charlie Conlon, played by Tom Handel, and together they get caught up in the excitement and disappointments of a big-money movie production.

Aside from the two main characters, the two actors dart in and out of a total of 13 other roles including a Scottish bodyguard, a Cockney grip, a British film director and an American actress. The original production enjoyed a long run in London and also played on Broadway. It won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in London and has been performed around the world.

Lugosch is a theater major at Ohio Wesleyan University who has been acting in the Midcoast area since he was 12 and most recently seen in the Waldo Theatre’s “Company” and “The Full Monty.” Handel a founding member of River Company and has directed and appeared in more than 12 River Company productions, and most recently appeared in its production of “Lovers and Other Strangers” last summer.

Andrea Handel, also a founder board member, is directing this production. She has directed several productions for River Company as well as Lincoln County Community Theater; and has been an actress in many local theater productions.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.