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The Humans - TONY AWARD BEST PLAY 2016 - ACTING EDITION

The Humans - TONY AWARD BEST PLAY 2016 - ACTING EDITION $10.99

Stephen Karam

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 4 Female

TONY AWARD BEST PLAY 2016

Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

"THE BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR" ~ The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Time Out

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play

Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan

As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night

Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point

And the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed

Unfolding over a single scene, this "delirious tragicomedy infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease", creating an indelible family portrait

REVIEWS

★★★★★ "Gorgeous ... boldly forces us into a world beyond the familiar" ~ Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

"A haunting, beautifully realized play ... blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful" ~ Charles Isherwood

"Absolutely, relentlessly gripping ... Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you" ~ Jesse Green, New York Magazine

"... a major discovery. The finest new play of the Broadway season so far - by a long shot" ~ The New York Times

"Great plays are usually great in one of two ways. Either they are culminating examples of existing ideas, or groundbreaking examples of new things entirelyThe Humans, it turns out, is not just one of those culminating genre pieces but also, at the same time, one of those 'new things entirely" ~ New York Magazine

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