Previews began Sept. 30 at the Laura Pels Theatre for the Joe Mantello-helmed play, which is set in Manhattan and takes place during a family Thanksgiving dinner. Performances will now run through Jan. 3, 2016.
Here's how The Humans is described by the theatre: "After a sleepless night, Mr. Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet, Speech & Debate) takes a fresh look at the hilarity, heart and horrors of the modern American family."
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 commission from Roundabout following Sons of the Prophet (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play; inaugural Sam Norkin Drama Desk Award). Roundabout also produced his 2007 playwriting debut Speech & Debate, which also starred Steele.
The Laura Pels Theatre is located in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre at 111 West 46th Street. For more information, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.