Jayne Houdyshell and Joyce Van Patten Among Cast of Stephen Karam's The Humans Off-Broadway

News   Jayne Houdyshell and Joyce Van Patten Among Cast of Stephen Karam's The Humans Off-Broadway Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Greg Keller, Sarah Steele and Joyce Van Patten will star in Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's newest play, The Humans, which will make its New York debut Off-Broadway this fall.

Jayne Houdyshell
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As previously announced, Tony Award winner Joe Mantello will stage the family drama at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 25; opening night will be Oct. 25.

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. Roundabout also produced his 2007 playwriting debut Speech & Debate, which also starred Sarah Steele.

Here's how The Humans is billed: "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 creative team includes David Zinn (sets), Sarah Laux (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound).

The Laura Pels Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. For more information, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

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