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Running time is 1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission.
Described by Anika Vervecken
Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by Amiel Gladstone
When three generations of the Blake clan descend on a rundown lower Manhattan duplex for Thanksgiving dinner, much more is simmering than the gravy. As the holiday gaiety subsides, the pressures weighing on the family members reach a boiling point. Both bitingly funny and poignant, this 2016 Tony Award winner is a richly detailed, compassionate portrait of an ordinary family at odds, with itself and with the uncertainties of life, amidst a changing America.
“blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful” –The New York Times Critic’s Pick
Erik Blake, 60 years old
Deirdre Blake, Erik’s wife, 61 years old
Aimee Blake, their 34 year old daughter
Brigid Blake, their 26 year old daughter
“Momo” Blake, Erik’s 79 year old mother
Richard Saad, Brigid’s 38 year old boyfriend
The action takes place in Brigid and Richard’s pre-war Chinatown apartment in New York City on Thanksgiving Day.
PREVIEWS AND REVIEWS
“Scripts like this are why I go to the theatre… It’s not often that you come across a play that is so stylistically innovative, thematically ambitious, and entertaining. If Death of a Salesman is about the collapse of the American dream in the middle of the last century, The Humans is about American despair right now.” –Colin Thomas
“This play is like a mash-up of Three Billboards, iZombie, Leave it to Beaver, and All in the Family”–VancouverPresents