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We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

January 12 - February 18, 2023STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Live Theatre Workshop

Stones In His Pockets

by Marie Jones

Directed by Rhonda Hallquist

Keith Wick as Charlie
Stephen Frankenfield as Jake




January 12 - February 18, 2023

Previews: January 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night:
Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Saturday Matinee on February 18 at 3:00 PM (no evening show)

COVID Safety Guidelines


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $17
General Admission: $23
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $21

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online


Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London’s West End. This off- beat, endearing tale in which two local Irishmen work as extras on a Hollywood film brilliantly mixes comedy with the poignancy of unexpected loss. Every artist with unrealized childhood dreams will invest in the successes and shortcomings of Charlie and Jake in this acclaimed production of Stones In His Pockets.

"If there is a more cleverly constructed, enterprisingly acted play on offer in London right now, I cannot think of it" -The Times

"It is clearly magical, this comedy by Belfast writer Marie Jones, dealing as it does with myths, memories, class and sex, with two actors who create a whole world on stage.The play itself not only sends up the delirious fantasy of film, it becomes a moving and heartfelt tribute to the imaginative power of live performance" - The Guardian




 Michael James Zimmerman (Sound Design, ASM in Training) is a multi-instrumentalist with over 15 years of teaching experience and over 30 years of acting and musical performance experience. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2006 with a Bachelors in Music, Michael moved to Tucson to begin performing, recording, and teaching music. He most recently played piano and guitar in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, produced by Spark! in association with Arizona Onstage Productions.


 Sophia Nagore (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Pima Community College graduate with an AFA in Visual Arts - Theatre. She had worked with Pima CC from Spring 2020 to Spring 2022 in stage management, costume design, acting and marketing. This is her third show working with Live Theatre Workshop, previously being stage manager for DJ in Onederland by Gretchen Wirges, and costume designer for Dia de los Muertos by Michael Martinez in the Children’s Theatre. This is her first show in the LTW Main Stage Theatre and she is excited for you all to see the show! Hope you enjoy!


Keith Wick and Stephen Frankenfield in STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Live Theatre Workshop

 Karin Hupp (Props Master) has been the prop master for over eight years; she also does scenic painting and box office. Some of her favorite projects included the wedding cake for ONE SLIGHT HITCH, the hound from BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK MYSTERY, and the cookies from FROG AND TOAD. Favorite scenes she has painted include Dorothy Parker's VICIOUS CIRCLE and the bookshelves in THE COLUMNIST. Karin enjoys working for LTW because it helps her grow as an artist.


 Richard Gremel (Lighting Designer) has been lighting up the LTW stage for the past 15 years. His lighting designs have also been seen on other Tucson stages in the past. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a B.F.A. in Theatre Education. Richard is the acting and technical theatre teacher at Empire High School. He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Arizona Thespians Teacher of the Year and the 2018-2019 OnMedia Tucson Arts Hero Award. Aside from tech and teaching, Richard acts, directs, and writes plays for the LTW stage. He currently has ten published plays which have been seen all over the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, England and Australia.


 Julia Hupp (Production Stage Manager) is very excited to be a part of this wonderful production! She has been acting since she was six years old, and some of her past roles include Hamlet in CANNED HAMLET, Roger in BAD AUDITIONS BY BAD ACTORS, Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., Wilbur Holmes in THE ADVENTURES OF WILBUR HOLMES: SHERLOCK'S COUSIN, TWICE REMOVED, and Hunyak in CHICAGO. She has also been in several of the family shows at Live Theatre Workshop, including MOTHER GOOSE UNPLUCKED (Jill), THE GREAT ZANTINI AND THE MAGIC THIEF (Regina Renly Rabbit), and GOODIES GOONS AND GOBLINS - A HALLOWEEN BASH (J. Parker Pumpkin). She has also stage managed several of these productions, including QUIRKUS CIRCUS AND THE MISSING RINGMASTER and THE BRAVE KNIGHT SIR LANCELOT. Currently, she is attending the University of Arizona where she is working towards her BA in Film and Television. She is thrilled that you came to see the show, and hopes you enjoy it as much as she does!


Keith Wick and Stephen Frankenfield in STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Live Theatre Workshop

 Keith Wick (Charlie) is delighted to be back on the stage again. Favorite LTW plays include roles in THE NORWEGIANS, STAGE KISS, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, ANNAPURNA, BUYER AND CELLAR, ONE SLIGHT HITCH, THE COLUMNIST, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, TWO INTO ONE, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER (Arizona Daily Star MAC Award Winner - Best Actor in a Comedy), WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, A TUNA CHRISTMAS, and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. Other favorite roles outside of LTW include Fluellen in HENRY V, Second Man in AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, and Clive Champion-Cheney in THE CIRCLE. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Keith is also a recipient of an AriZoni award for his portrayal of Dromio of Syracuse in the Southwest Shakespeare Company production of A COMEDY OF ERRORS. Love to his wife and daughter for all their love and support.


 Rhonda Hallquist (Director) is directing her 10th show at LTW with STONES IN HIS POCKETS. Previously, she has directed RUMORS; THE STANDBY LEAR; ACCOMPLICE; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS; THE COLUMNIST; VISITING MR. GREEN (2013 Mac Award winner for Best Comedy, and Best Director, Comedy); HOLIDAY MEMORIES; and THE COCKTAIL HOUR. Other directing work includes BECKY'S NEW CAR for Sacred Chicken Productions. Most recently on the stage at LTW she appeared as Claire in BOSTON MARRIAGE, Phyllis in BODY AWARENESS, Toni in APPROPRIATE, and Mary in WOMEN IN JEOPARDY. Other roles include Bridgit in DEATH BY DESIGN (2018 Mac Award Nominee, Actress, Comedy), Kate in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and Emma in ANNAPURNA (2017 Mac Award Nominee, Actress, Drama).


Keith Wick and Stephen Frankenfield in STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Live Theatre Workshop

 Jessica Peel Scott (Costume Design) is a costume designer who has been working in the film and television industry since 1997. Most recently she designed the Disney TV series Jessie and Bunk'd, and the Netflix series Team Kaylie. She moved to Tucson with her family 3 years ago and has been enjoying the big skies and sunsets, but you can't sell her on the heat. She doesn't care if it's dry.


 Stephen Frankenfield (Jake) is the Assistant Director of Children’s Programming here at LTW. He is a graduate of (AAMDA) American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Some of his notable acting credits include: THE GAME'S AFOOT OR, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY, ACCOMPLICE, STAGE KISS, THE BEST BROTHERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BELOW THE BELT, I HATE HAMLET, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE and most recently, DRY POWDER, SHOOTING STAR & AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE. Some of his directing credits include: MOON OVER BUFFALO and SOUVENIR. He has been nominated for 7 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, five times for acting and twice for directing. He writes and directs for LTW’s Children's Theatre, as well as the Education Department. He has had 5 of his plays published and produced around the world, in schools and other youth organizations. He'd like to give a big thank you to his two boys who continue to inspire him everyday, on and off stage.


 Taryn Wintersteen (Scenic Design/Technical Direction) is excited to be returning to the world of theater with LTW. She graduated with a BFA in Theater Production with an Emphasis in Scenic Design from the University of Arizona in 2013 where she was the Properties Master for NINE and Scenic Designer for BOEING BOEING. She then explored the world of museum fabrication and motherhood for a few years before jumping back into theater. You can see some of her work in the Witte museum in San Antonio, TX, the Robert Moses Nature Center in Massena, NY and various other museums across the country. She would like to thank her husband for taking up the mantle of stay at home dad while still working during her crazy production weeks.


 Michael Martinez, He/Him, (Sound Designer) is the executive director of Live Theatre Workshop. Previously he has performed on the LTW Mainstage and Children's Theater in delightful shows such as SOUVENIR, THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR, THE FROG PRINCE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and SNOOPY! Michael is passionate about the city of Tucson and is committed to helping with services that arts and educational organizations provide to make Tucson a great place to live. Michael has a Bachelor degree in music from the University of Arizona and a Masters degree in Public Administration. He loves teaching musical theatre classes at Live Theatre Workshop and previously, he taught at TUSD’s Fine Arts Youth Academy, and the OMA Project. Michael is delighted to be part of this amazing sound design team.