Gideon Glick, Eva Kaminsky & More to Star in Old Globe's THE FEW; Full Cast Announced
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere comedy The Few by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale). Directed by Davis McCallum, The Few will run Sept. 28 - Oct. 27, 2013 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Sept. 28 - Oct. 2. Opening night is Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
In The Few, QZ keeps her small newspaper going in her northern Idaho town by running personal ads from lovelorn truckers. When Bryan, her publisher and former lover, returns, the two must revisit the past and reconsider the roads their own long-haul journey has travelled. A funny and bighearted play about our longing for connection and the barriers we place in our way.
"One of the Globe's most important jobs is to introduce entertaining and significant new American plays to San Diego and beyond," said Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "The Few is both of those things. Samuel D. Hunter's writing is inventive and beguiling and takes us to a corner of America our stages rarely visit. Sam feels great empathy for his characters, all lonely souls longing for a connection, and Davis McCallum's sensitive direction deepens the humanity of this most humane play. I am honored and happy to present this world premiere."
The Few will also feature the voices of 17 San Diegans who auditioned to portray the lonely characters who place personal ads via answering machine for the play's struggling newspaper. The Old Globe held an open voiceover call for the public on July 21 to find authentic voices representing a variety of ages, genders and personalities. From the over 100 community members from across San Diego County who auditioned, director Davis McCallum selected 17 of the most unique and compelling to work with him in a recording session. Together, these voice recordings create a distinct and vibrant storytelling component that will be heard throughout the run of the production.
The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Matt Frey (Lighting Design), Daniel Kluger (Original Music and Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) and Annette Yé (Stage Manager).
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter's works include The Whale (2013 Drama Desk Award, 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play), A Bright New Boise (2011 Obie Award for Playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk nomination for Best Play) and his newest plays,The Few, A Great Wilderness and Rest, all set to premiere in the 2013-14 season. His plays have been produced by Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb and Page 73 Productions. His work has been developed at the O'Neill Center National Playwrights Conference, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Seven Devils and elsewhere. Hunter is the winner of a 2012 Whiting Writers' Award, the 2013 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, the 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, and the 2008-2009 PoNY Fellowship. He is a member of New Dramatists, an Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens, a Core Member of The Playwrights' Center, a member of Partial Comfort Productions and is currently a Resident Playwright at Arena Stage.