Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for the world premiere of The Lonely Few, a new musical lesbian love story. Previews begin February 28 prior to a March 9 opening night. The production will run through April 9. Staged at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, the space will be transformed into the dive bar Paul's Joint, complete with table seating, couches, and barstools, in addition to traditional theatre seating.
With a book by Rachel Bonds (Sundown, Yellow Moon; Michael & Edie), music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak (A Crossing, Galileo), and directed by Trip Cullman (Choir Boy, Significant Other) and Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Mr. Saturday Night), The Lonely Few centers on Lila, a woman struggling with life in her Kentucky hometown where she cares for her erratic brother while working a survival job at the local Save-A-Lot. While playing a gig with her hometown band, she meets Amy, a rugged road musician who offers her the chance to live the life Lila never dared to dream of, if only Lila can find the confidence to say yes.
Tony winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill, Fun Home) and Ciara Renée (Frozen, Waitress) will lead the production as Lila and Amy, respectively. They will be joined by Joshua Close (Fargo, Solace) as Adam, Damon Daunno (Oklahoma!, Hadestown) as Dylan, Helen J Shen (Man of God, Hair) as JJ, and Thomas Silcott (Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, Becky Nurse of Salem) as Paul.
The Lonely Few is produced in association with FourthWall Theatrical (This American Wife, Jagged Little Pill). For more information, visit GeffenPlayhouse.org.