Event Scheduled

The Humans

# 6 The Humans Matt Torney
06/09/2023 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $15-$65
CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: Named the Best Play of 2016 by NPR and Time Out , Stephen Karam’s The Humans takes a “hopeful, heartbreaking, and humorous” look at the decline of the middle class. Artistic Director Matt Torney says the story resonates deeply with audiences, and the sometimes surreal atmosphere of the play “leaves us with powerful images of both loneliness and familial love. It reminds us that we do not face our struggles alone and can find hope and resilience in our humanity.” The premise is familiar: a family gathers for Thanksgiving at their youngest daughter’s new apartment in Chinatown, and as the night wears on, tensions build and secrets are revealed that cause them to question much about their lives and relationships. Torney adds that Karam’s brilliance “elevates a familiar story into a powerful and tender exploration of life in 21st century America, as many familiar institutions decline, and all the characters face uncertainty and anxiety about the future.” — KCM

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HIGH DRAMA. Named the ‘Best Play of 2016’ by every major publication including NPR & TimeOut New York, The Humanstakes a hopeful, heartbreaking, and humorous look at the decline of the American middle class, and one family’s hopes and fears. Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s new apartment in the city, but as darkness falls, mysterious things start to happen, and family tensions reach a boiling point. The Humans is Tony Award winning & Pulitzer Prize finalist that’s “As Entertaining As It Is Honest” (New York Times).
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