Best Ensemble Cast - 2005
Stones in His Pockets
Two actors might not add up to an "ensemble," but sixteen characters certainly do. And two actors playing sixteen characters in the Rep's production of the Irish comedy-drama Stones in His Pockets was theater perfection. To see two actors breathe as one -- not to mention sixteen -- in the service of the play was the stage equivalent of attending a Lamaze class. Actors Joe Hickey and Timothy McCracken might have been joined at the hip, so intent were they on telling the same story. Kudos too to director Paul Barnes, the third member of the ensemble cast, in absentia. Funny and sad and fluid and involving, Stones in His Pockets was a not-to-be-forgotten event. Well done, blokes.