by Sam Hunter
directed by Davis McCallum
set design / Dane Laffrey
costume design / Jessica Pabst
lighting design / Eric Southern
sound design / Daniel Kluger
Premiered May 8, 2014 //Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre // New York
"The claustrophobic set, by Dane Laffrey, reminds us how very distant those years can seem to be: Clunky computers are hunkered down on the floor, and chunky monitors are squeezed onto the two working surfaces. Back issues of the newsletter are piled on every surface. Paper, paper everywhere, and not a smartphone or tablet in sight: Imagine!"
-Charles Isherwood / NEW YORK TIMES
"When the lights come up on Dane Laffrey’s grim set of a double-wide trailer doing office duty, Bryan (Michael Laurence, convincingly haunted) and QZ (Tasha Lawrence, dukes up) are warily discussing the changes she’s made to their trucker newspaper in the four years since he walked away from it."
-Marilyn Stasio / VARIETY
"Dane Laffrey’s set wittily evokes a whole world of just scraping by"
-Adam Feldman / TIME OUT NEW YORK
"all played out on Dane Laffrey's magnificently soiled, cramped set (there are even floppy discs to reflect the play's tenuous Y2K backdrop)."
-Jason Clark / ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"The Few takes place in a cluttered trailer off a highway in the vast American west, sometime in 1999. Stacks of old newspapers dominate the shelves. Flying fish traverse the black screen of a chunky computer monitor. A water stain the shape of Alaska expands on the ceiling (detailed and realistic set design by Dane Laffrey)"
-Zachary Stewart / THEATREMANIA
"Dane Laffrey's set presents us with a shoestring operation overloaded with clutter - the pileup is at once in the way and partly invisible, like memories too difficult to sort through."
-Charles McNulty / THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Scenic designer Dane Laffrey has brought to minutely detailed life the interior of The Few’s trailer office—to call it cluttered would be a huge understatement—complete with 1999 computer relics and piles and piles of current and past issues of The Few."
-Steven Stanley / LA STAGE SCENE
"Dane Laffrey’s set is a disorderly wonder, replete with file boxes, floppy disks and working dinosaur computers."
-Tony Frankel / STAGE AND CINEMA