Celebrating our 10th season!

Praise for The Few. . .

“Excellent performances from Unexpected Stage.” (FOUR-STAR REVIEW)

–DC Theatre Scene

“[Wilder’s] pacing is spot on throughout, even when the emotions among the characters are at their most intense.”

“Hunter’s writing, and the acting get the tone of over-the-road truckers, their insecurities, their anger at the world’s unfairness just right.”

DC Metro Theater Arts

Photos by David Lewis. Video by Matthew Mills.

The Few
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Christopher Goodrich

July 11 – August 4
RRUUC Building, 6301 River Road
Fireside Room
Bethesda, MD 20817

For tickets: 800-838-3006 or thefew.brownpapertickets.com
For info: 301-337-8290 or info@unexpectedstage.org

FREE TEACHER/STUDENT TICKETS! 

Thanks to funding from the Montgomery County Executive’s Ball and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Unexpected Stage Company will be able to provide up to 100 free student/teacher tickets for The Few. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be reserved at thefew.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.


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

In this compelling play –with a dose of humor — by playwright and MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant recipient Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). . .

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 Few is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Unexpected Stage gratefully acknowledges The Center for Organizational Excellence for its generous support.


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