The Humans follows the Blake family as they celebrate Thanksgiving at the run-down Manhattan apartment of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard Saad. Present at the dinner are Brigid's parents Erik and Deirdre Blake, her older sister Aimee and Erik’s mother, Fiona “Momo” Blake. The Holiday gathering soon devolves into discussions and confrontations of issues that affect so many families, including changing relationships, illnesses, religion, and career struggles. As the dinner stretches into the evening, eerie occurrences befall the family. This production contains some mature language.
Charles Isherwood of the New York Times described The Humans as “a blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play that depicts the way we live now.” Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune said the play was “kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving, a celebration of the imperfections and affections of working-class families.” Jesse Green of Vulture, wrote: "The play itself …is the most “human” play I’ve ever seen about fear and disappointment and the attachments that transcend them." Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press simply called The Humans “an absolute triumph.”
The Humans was nominated for six Tony awards in 2016, winning four, including for Best Play. The Humans also won four Drama Desk Awards, a Drama League Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a New York Critics Circle Award, and it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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