At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard. Along with Brigid and Richard, the other members of the family at the dinner are Brigid's parents, Erik and Deirdre; her older sister, Aimee, and Erik's mother Fiona "Momo." Aimee is a lawyer living in Philadelphia who has recently broken up with her girlfriend. Erik and Deirdre are caring for "Momo," who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Erik and Deirdre are also unhappy that their daughters have left home the family home in Scranton, Pennsylvania and have abandoned their religion.
Critics describe "The Humans" as a blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play!
It's a celebration of a working class family in all this imperfections and affection.
ERIC BLAKE - MALE/60
Husband to Deidre. Father to Brigid and Aimee.
DIEDRE BLAKE- FEMALE/61
Wife to Eric. Mother to Brigid and Aimee.
BRIGID BLAKE - FEMALE/26
Daughter to Eric and Diedre. Sister of Aimee.
She is a musician who lives with her boyfriend, Richard.
AIMEE BLAKE - FEMALE/34
Daughter to Eric and Diedre. Sister to Brigid.
She is a lawyer who recently broke up whit her sister and has an intestinal illness.
RICHARD SAAD - MALE/38
Aimee's live-in boyfriend.
MOMO BLAKE - FEMALE/79
Eric's mother. She is frail and suffering from dementia.
NOTE: THESE ARE THE AGES OF THE CHARACTERS; HOWEVER, THE ACTORS PLAYING THEM DO NOT HAVE TO BE THE SAME AGE! THE ACTOR JUST NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO PLAY A CHARACTER AROUND THAT AGE!