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The General Public is Encouraged to Audition on Sunday, July 21

SAN DIEGO (June 28, 2013)—The Old Globe will give San Diegans a chance to hear their voices on stage when it holds open voiceover auditions for the World Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s comedy The Few on Sunday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The open call will take place on The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza, and auditioners will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. People without prior acting experience are highly encouraged to audition. Those chosen will be notified in August and will receive $150, two tickets to The Few and the opportunity to hear their voices featured in the show throughout its run. For more information, please visit or email

The Old Globe will use voice recordings from 17 members of the public to create a distinct and vibrant storytelling component of The Few. Members of the public who are not professional actors can audition to voice one of the lonely characters who phones the struggling newspaper in the play and places a personal ad via voicemail. These characters are men and women from across America aged 40 and older, and the Globe is looking for authentic voices and accents to represent the nation’s diversity. A short audition script will be provided that day, and no reservation is necessary to audition.

In The Few, QZ keeps her small newspaper going in her northern Idaho town by running personal ads from lovelorn long-haul truckers. When her publisher and former lover returns, QZ’s romantic life jackknifes sharper than a runaway 18-wheeler on the I-90. A funny and bighearted comedy, The Few explores our longing for connection and the barriers we place in our way. Directed by Davis McCallum, the World Premiere of The Few will run Sept. 28 – Oct. 27 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available Tuesday – Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ($10). For additional parking information visit

CALENDAR: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6/2-9/29), The Merchant of Venice (6/9-9/28), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (6/16-9/26), The Rainmaker (7/13-8/11), Double Indemnity (7/27-8/25), The Last Goodbye (9/20-11/3), The Few (9/28-10/27).

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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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