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Chris Murray '05 Appears in Stones in His Pockets

Theatre alum Chris Murray plays Jake in his debut performance at Portland's Public Playhouse.

Stones in His Pockets, a multi-award winning play by Marie Jones, ran for four years in London's West End. The story is told by Charlie and Jake, who, like most of the small rural Irish town's citizens, are employed as extras for a film. Taking on all fifteen roles, the two characters "tell a fast paced, delirious fantasy of film that becomes a tribute to the imaginative power of live performance."

Holly Johnson of the Oregonian says "Murray is remarkable as Aisling, the young female production assistant who flits about at high speed like an egg beater, and speaks to the extras as if they were 5-year-olds. . . . The actors have created real characters, not caricatures, and the humor evolves naturally out of who they are and what they do."

Click here to read an interview with Chris.