The Verdict: Critics Review Stephen Karam's Comedy-Drama The Humans

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Stephen Karam's Comedy-Drama The Humans The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam's new comedy-drama The Humans officially opened Oct. 25 at the Laura Pels Theatre. The Joe Mantello-helmed play, which takes place during a family Thanksgiving dinner in Chinatown, Manhattan, sees tensions mount and secrets unveiled. 
Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Cassie Beck, Sarah Steele and Arian Moayed in <i>The Humans</i>
Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Cassie Beck, Sarah Steele and Arian Moayed in The Humans Joan Marcus

The cast features Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele. Previews began Sept. 30 for an engagement set to run through Dec. 27.

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 critics are filing their reviews, and Playbill.com will continue to update them for our readers.

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