Stephen Karam Will Look at Hilarity, Heart and Horrors of The Humans Off-Broadway

News   Stephen Karam Will Look at Hilarity, Heart and Horrors of The Humans Off-Broadway
 
Roundabout Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Todd Haimes, announced Sept. 29 that Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's newest play, The Humans, will receive its New York debut Off-Broadway in fall 2015 under the direction of two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.

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The production will play the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre.

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 play commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company, following Speech & Debate (2007) and Sons of the Prophet (his first Roundabout commission; 2011).

Here's how the work 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 full cast and design team will be announced at a later date.

The Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. For more information, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

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