Theatre Horizon, a professional, award-winning theatre company located in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is thrilled to present the regional premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s THE FEW. The crackling production, directed by Theatre Horizon Resident Director and Co-Founder Matthew Decker, runs for a limited engagement starting March 14, 2019. Opening night for press is Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30PM.
Drama Desk Award winner Suli Holum (QZ) and acclaimed artist Steven Rishard (Bryan) will square off in this story of seething tensions and missed connections, written by MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient Samuel D. Hunter. In the days before the Internet, a small town editor plays matchmaker by publishing a newspaper that runs personal ads, uniting the truck drivers who traverse America’s lonely roads. When her own lost lover resurfaces, long-simmering tensions expose carefully guarded secrets, by turns hilarious, exhilarating, and poignant. Holum and Rischard will be joined by PJ Barth as Matthew.
Holum was a founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and is currently Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects, whose works include Drama Desk nominated CHIMERA and THE WHOLEHEARTED. She is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, Fox Resident Actor Fellowship, Barrymore Award, and Independence Fellowship. Rishard has appeared regionally at The Wilma, The Arden, and others, and has performed at La Mama, Terra Nova Collective, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, and Classic Stage Company. He’s also appeared on Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, The Americans, Kings, Unforgettable, and Treme.
Single tickets to THE FEW are currently on sale at theatrehorizon.org. A limited number of $2 tickets are available to Norristown residents, part of the theatre’s Norristown Neighbor Program.
Theatre Horizon presents
By Samuel D. Hunter
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ABOUT THEATRE HORIZON: Theatre Horizon brings Philadelphia’s finest professional actors and artists to Norristown to present compelling, contemporary theatre. Founded in 2005, Theatre Horizon has become a lauded contributor to the arts in Montgomery County, staging a critically-acclaimed season annually, reaching over 950 children each year through our drama classes and camps, and pioneering an autism drama program that inspires imagination and social development in individuals on the autism spectrum. These programs are the building blocks of our Theatre Horizon community in which all participants are encouraged to grow. Our offerings provide opportunities to understand unfamiliar perspectives, discuss common struggles, and simply enjoy a good story together. We produce professional productions of thoughtful and inspiring plays and musicals. “Top-quality Theater is no longer confined to Center City,” proclaimed the Philadelphia Inquirer when we opened our new venue in 2012. In recognition of our work, Theatre Horizon was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and received the American Theatre Wing’s National Theatre Company Award—one of only twelve companies in the nation to be honored with this prestigious award from the organization that presents the Tonys each year. We invite you to join us for a performance and discover Theatre Horizon yourself.
ABOUT SULI HOLUM: Suli Holum is thrilled to be working with Theatre Horizon! A Philadelphia-based theatre artist, her recent projects include directing the Bearded Ladies Cabaret’s YOU CAN NEVER GO DOWN THE DRAIN, a Barrymore nominated performance in CABARET at The Arden, and writing A FIERCE KIND OF LOVE which will be presented as part of the High Pressure Fire Service Festival at Fringe Arts this spring. Suli was a founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and is currently Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects (www.steinholum.org) whose works include Drama Desk nominated CHIMERA, and THE WHOLEHEARTED. She is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, Fox Resident Actor Fellowship, Barrymore Award, and Independence Fellowship.
ABOUT STEVEN RISHARD: Steven Rishard’s local credits include The Arden Theatre (A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, CABARET), THE ARSONISTS at Azuka Theater, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Interact Theater, DETROIT at Philadelphia Theater Company, and at the Wilma Theater (ROMEO AND JULIET, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING, ADAPT, THE HARD PROBLEM, ANTIGONE, HAMLET, and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD). New York credits include LUZ at La Mama, P.S. JONES AND THE FROZEN CITY with Terra Nova Collective, THE BACCHAE for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, IN THE PENAL COLONY at Classic Stage Company. Regional credits include QUARTET at The Court Theater, THE RAINMAKER at Triad Stage, and THE BEAUTIFUL DARK at Premiere Stages. TV credits include Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, The Americans, Kings, Unforgettable, and Treme. Film credits include Shelter (6 Souls), Hal Hartley’s Meanwhile, and Joy D. Vee.
ABOUT PJ BARTH: PJ is a graduating Senior Acting major at The University of the Arts and is happy to join Theatre Horizon‘s production of “The Few” as his first professional theater performance.