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.