Stephan Karam’s “The Humans” starts Thursday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, running through December 11th.
Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup.
Charles Isherwood of the New York Times raved when it opened in 2016:
“The Humans” is a major discovery, a play as empathetic as it is clear-minded, as entertaining as it is honest. For all the darkness at its core — a darkness made literal in its ghostly conclusion — a bright light shines forth from it, the blazing luminescence of collective artistic achievement.
“The Humans” won the Tony Award for Best Play in that year. Stephen Karam graduated from Brown University in 2002. Our own Richard Jenkins starred as Erik in the 2021 movie version, written and directed by Karam (NYT).
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