The Humans

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Written by Stephen Karam

November 20 – December 15, 2019



WINNER! 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play
FINALIST! 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

SEARING EXAMINATION OF THE NEW AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS 


Driven by empathy and humor, this Tony Award-winning play creates a hyper-realistic view of life and the complexities of the “American Dream”. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, THE HUMANS is a “delirious tragicomedy” (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam who “infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease” (Variety), creating an indelible American family portrait.

Drawn in subtle but indelible strokes, Mr. Karam’s play might almost qualify as deep-delving reportage, so clearly does it illuminate the current, tremor-ridden landscape of contemporary America.
— The New York Times
Clinton Williams