Celebrate Unexpected Stage Company's 10th Season!

About the Project

Photos by David Lewis. Video by Matthew Mills.

Unexpected Stage is excited to bring you The Few, by Samuel D. Hunter as the centerpiece of our 10th season!

From playwright and MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter. . .It’s 1999; uncertainty and instability are in the air. Four years earlier, Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers that he founded with his friends. Now he’s returned to small-town Idaho with no word of where he’s been, and everything has changed. One friend is gone, the other – his former lover – has traded idealism for realism, and their new-ish co-worker is emotionally invested in a paper now filled with personal ads instead of perspectives.

Hunter’s play is a “compassionate, gently-hued drama about lonely lives” (The New York Times) desperately searching for a renewed faith in humanity.

The cast of The Few features Baakari Wilder (Broadway’s Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk; Unexpected Stage Company’s Trifles) as Bryan, Dawn Thomas Reidy (Unexpected Stage Company’s Romeo and Juliet: Love Knows No Age) as QZ, and Andrew Flurer (Pallas Theatre Collective’s Assassins) as Matthew. Unexpected Stage's co-founder Christopher Goodrich directs.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter is best known for captivating dramas set in his home state of Idaho, exploring themes of empathy and social isolation. A 2014 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, Hunter’s work includes A Bright New Boise, The Whale, The Healing, and A Great WildernessIn addition to Goodrich, the creative team includes Alison Mark (set design), Andrew Dodge (lighting design), Matthew Mills (sound design), and Carrie Kirby (costumes).

Your pledge will go toward bringing characters to life ($4,400 for our talented team of actors and voiceover artists), building the set ($1,000), and more!

We thank you deeply for your support and look forward (with your help!) to bringing these ideas to life.

Our cast, production, and management team:


Baakari Wilder, Dawn Thomas Reidy, Andrew Flurer, Christopher Goodrich, Rachel Abraham, Margo Weill, Adam Lemos, Zach Brewster-Geisz, Audrey Cefaly, Ira Joe Fisher, Michael Grenham, David Kimmelman, Cathy Pevey, Joe Randazzo, Eddie Robinson, Brad Watkins, Andrew Dodge, Alison Mark, Matthew Mills, Carrie Kirby, Mallory Shear, Shayla Sowers, John Barbee, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Rachel Stroud-Goodrich, Glenn Richards, Sharessa Elliott, Steve Goodrich, Richard Goemann 


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