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Production photo from THE HUMANS. A split level set of a house. On the bottom in a basement, people sit and stand around a folding table with red Solo cups. On top are two women in a sparse room.

The Humans

September 30, 2015–January 3, 2016

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

The Humans

September 30, 2015–January 3, 2016

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Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point… and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of The Humans by Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate). Two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Roundabout’s Assassins) directs.

The Humans is part of Roundabout’s New Play Initiative, a collection of programs, designed to foster and produce new work by emerging and established artists. The Humans is Karam’s second play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, following his hugely acclaimed Speech & Debate (2007) and Sons of the Prophet (his first Roundabout commission, 2011).

The Humans Cast

Cassie Beck
Reed Birney
Jayne Houdyshell
Fiona "Momo" Blake
Lauren Klein
Arian Moayed
Sarah Steele
u/s Brigid Blake
Blair Baker
u/s Erik Blake
Michael Bryan French
u/s Deirdre Blake
Lizbeth Mackay
u/s Fiona "Momo" Blake
Susanne Marley
u/s Richard
Nick Mills

The Humans Creative

Stephen Karam
Joe Mantello
Scenic Design
David Zinn
Costume Design
Sarah Laux
Lighting Design
Justin Townsend
Sound Design
Fitz Patton
Production Stage Manager
William Joseph Barnes

Partial underwriting support for The Humans is provided by Judith and Douglas Krupp, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and Lauren and Danny Stein.
Roundabout’s work with new and emerging playwrights and directors, as well as development of new work, is made possible by Katheryn Patterson and Tom Kempner.

We gratefully acknowledge the Roundabout Leaders for New Works: Alec Baldwin, Linda L. D'Onofrio, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Jodi Glucksman, Sylvia Golden, Judith and Douglas Krupp, K. Myers, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Lauren and Danny Stein, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Lori Uddenberg, and Xerox Foundation.

The Humans is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

The empty house of the Laura Pels Theatre. Rows of grey chairs incline upwards towards the back of the house.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues