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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

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June 19 - July 29, 2018

A middle-class family seems to be spiraling toward perilous entropy in "The Humans," the blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play by Stephen Karam

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Why See The Humans?

NEW TOUR

Following its Tony Award-winning Off- and on-Broadway engagement that has lasted a year and 14 weeks, Stephen Karam's highly acclaimed play about family conflict will be headed out on its inaugural national tour kicking off in fall 2017 in Seattle. The Humans is a moving portrait of a family who come to understand each other very differently over a Thanksgiving dinner. Warm, witty and very funny, this Tony-winning triumph brings its creative team on on the road, hitting the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, CA, June 19 - July 29, 2018 with the ensemble cast yet to be announced.

The Humans charts the at times fractious but always loving interplay between The Blakes, a Pennsylvania family uprooted to Manhattan for Thanksgiving. A real actor's showpiece, the play is a compact 95 minutes, with the action taking place in real time. Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello (An Act of God), this Roundabout Theatre production is a portrait of a flawed but very real family, who are only brought closer together by the arguments and bitter remarks that spill out as the play progresses.

What is The Humans About?

Brigid Blake has just moved to Manhattan with her boyfriend Richard, and what better way to celebrate than invite her family over for Thanksgiving? When her parents, elder sister and grandmother arrive they find a barely furnished apartment, replete with dripping taps, buzzing light bulbs and strange thumps coming through the ceiling. Determined to make the best of things, the Blakes make a start on the dinner, yet the unfamiliar surroundings instills an unusual atmosphere around the table, and they find themselves being far more candid with each other than they have been in years.

Did You know?

This beloved modern play won four Tony Awards in 2016, including one each for cast members Jayne Houdyshell (Follies) and Reed Birney (Netflix's House of Cards), as well as Best Play and Best Scenic Design Of A Play

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Dates

Opening night: 19 June 2018

Audience

Recommended for ages 15+

Run time

95 minutes, no intermission

And before you stop reading

Please note that the cast featured above and in any media are from the Broadway production, and do not illustrate the cast from this upcoming tour

Cast and Creative

Creative

Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by Joe Mantello
Scenic Design by David Zinn
Costume Design by Sarah Laux
Lighting Design by Justin Townsend
Sound Design by Fitz Patton
Hair & Wig Design by Luc Verschueren

Awards

2016 TONY AWARD WINS

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Reed Birney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Jayne Houdyshell
Best Scenic Design of a Play

2016 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Best Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play - Joe Mantello
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Reed Birney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Jayne Houdyshell
Best Scenic Design of a Play

2016 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINS

Outstanding Play
Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play - Justin Townsend
Outstanding Sound Design in a Play - Fitz Patton
Outstanding Ensemble

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