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Stones in His Pockets @ American Players Theatre

  • November 17, 2022
  • Spring Green, Wisconsin
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STones in his pockets @ American Players Theatre
Touchstone Theatre
Thursday, November
 17 matinee

Registration Deadline Tuesday, November 1

Concerning Prices of Theater Trips.pdf

Join us Thursday, November 17th, for the American Players Theatre (APT) play, Stones in His Pockets, by Marie Jones. The "two-hander," where Nate Burger and Marcus Truschinski play every role, was the winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Directed by Tim Ocel.

Due to the popularity of this show, it is nearly sold out before its opening. APT has added another performance, sure to sell out as well, but you are assured of a seat with your PLATO ticket!


Rural Ireland gets a shot of Hollywood glam, and a village is sent spinning. Two down-on-their-luck men in a down-on-its-luck Irish town are given what they hope is a chance at the good life. Jake and Charlie have been cast as extras in a Hollywood movie--a shaft of light through the clouds of their dreary rural existence. Like most sets, this one is rife with drama on stage and off, some hilarious and some heartbreaking, as the American cast and crew try to immerse themselves in Jake and Charlie’s culture, and vice-versa. This unique and enthralling tragicomedy was originally slated for the 2020 season.

Critics Agree:

Rave review in the Capital Times

"Not to be missed" review in Isthmus

"...its content is as sharp a critique of the late-capitalist cultural machine as any."  --The GuardianMark Fisher, July 12, 2012

" is easy to see why it has been a timeless hit."--, James McCarthy, June 10, 2022

For more information on the play, see APT's Stones in His Pockets website.

PLATO's Covid Protocol

By registering for this event you agree to the following: 

1. Masks are not required while on this field trip except for inside the Touchstone Theatre--an APT requirement. Proof of vaccination is NOT required. 

2. However, persons wishing to wear a mask are encouraged to do so.

3. Health protocols are subject to change as conditions change; PLATO reserves the right to change the protocols for this trip accordingly.

4. You are asked to stay home if you are not feeling well. Please contact the trip organizer to inform them of your decision.

Please note: social distancing will not be available on the bus, at lunch or in the theater.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including intermission.

Seating:  Stones in His Pockets will be staged in APT's 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre, where every seat is a good one. It's about a 5-minute stroll from the parking lot, up a gentle slope (though there is a shuttle available if you prefer to ride). The path leads through the prairie to a beautiful, modern, intimate, and climate-controlled facility. Once inside, you'll find a gift shop, concession stand and restrooms--the same amenities as the Hill Theatre (but to slightly smaller scale). More information about this theater.

Lunch: We will be stopping at the cozy country restaurant The Old Feed Mill in Mazomanie for an early lunch, which is included in the price of registration. The meal will include soup, sandwich buffet, veggie tray, non-alcoholic beverages, and assorted bars and cookies. (There are no lunch options at APT in November.)

Old Feed Mill interior

Accessibility Policy: On the bus you must be able to climb steps to board and exit. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available.) Check with trip organizer. Non-member guests pay an additional fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive 15 minutes early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Mazomanie  on time to begin our adventure.

Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

Leave Madison - Please arrive 15 minutes before departure                                          

9:10 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Dr, Madison, WI 53718                                                                                           

9:30 AM Bus departs Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge

10:00 AM Bus departs Capitol Lakes, 333 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703

10:25 AM Bus departs Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705 (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)


10:55 AM Bus arrives at The Old Feed Mill for group lunch

12:15 PM Bus leaves The Old Feed Mill for American Players Theatre. 

Spring Green

12:35 PM Bus arrives at American Players Theatre. If using the shuttle, allow time for boarding--the route is short, but the shuttle may be small.                                                    

1:00 PM Stones in His Pocket performance begins  

3:05 PM Stones in His Pocket performance ends. Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for walking/shuttle and restroom use.

3:30 PM Bus departs for Madison (or sooner, if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison (estimated)     


4:20 PM Return to Oakwood Village University Woods

4:40 PM Return to Capitol Lakes                       

5:10 PM Return to Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge

Mail-In Registration Form:

If you are not registering online, you can print, complete, and mail in the Stones in His Pockets Mail-in Registration Form with your check. If you are mailing your registration after October 27, please let Nancy McClements know at or 608-358-4478.


For further information: Contact Stones in His Pockets theater trip organizer:

Nancy McClements 608-358-4478

PLATO is proudly supported in part by Oakwood Village.

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

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6209 Mineral Point Road #203
Madison, WI 53705

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