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By turns hilarious and haunting, the Tony-winning play The Humans tells the story of the Blakes, a middle-class American family celebrating a most unusual Thanksgiving. This year, they gather in New York City at youngest daughter Brigid’s Chinatown apartment - a basement duplex that would feel like a bargain if not for the lack of sunlight and the sudden, unexplained, loud noises coming from upstairs. Normally they celebrate in Scranton, but the break with tradition is just one of many disruptions with which they’re forced to contend. Stephen Karam’s brilliant play delivers both the warm comfort of family and a thoroughly modern anxiety about what’s on the other side of the wall.

Featuring Kimberly Gilbert (Angels in America), Mitchell Hébert (Cabaret), Sherri L. Edelen (How to Succeed...), Dani Stoller (The Crucible), Catie Flye, and Jonathan Raviv.

Stephen Karam

Directed by
Aaron Posner

Scenic Designer
Paige Hathaway

Costume Designer
Kelsey Hunt

Lighting Designer
Max Doolittle

Sound Designer
Sarah O'Halloran

Video Editor
Emily Jerison

New York Casting
Pat McCorkle, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA
McCorkle Casting Limited

Production Stage Manager
Tashiana Quiñones


2020-21 Season
Part of the 2020-21 Season

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The Humans - Trailer


  • Sherri L. Edelen

  • Catie Flye

  • Kimberly Gilbert

  • Mitchell Hébert

  • Jonathan Raviv

  • Dani Stoller


"The Olney Theater Center’s blistering virtual production... makes you feel as if you, too, have been hacked. Parts are hilarious; parts unbearable — just like the humans it dignifies despite their failures and misdeeds."

The New York Times

The Humans Streaming

September 2 - October 4 2020

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