The Humans (Paperback)

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"A kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play, a celebration of working-class familial imperfection and affection and a game-changing work for this gifted young playwright. "Chicago Tribune"
Karam is in rare form here, showing a remarkable ear for the way families converse For all the characters woes, this is a warm, funny, sharply observed portrait of their abiding connections with one another. "Time Out Chicago"
Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this delirious tragicomedy ("Chicago Sun-Times") by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease ("Variety"), creating an indelible family portrait.
Stephen Karam's plays include "Speech & Debate" and "Sons of the Prophet," a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner awards for Best Play. Born and raised in Scranton, PA, he lives in New York City.

About the Author


Stephen Karam is the author of "Sons of the Prophet," a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays include "Speech & Debate," the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; "columbinus" (New York Theatre Workshop); and the libretto for "Dark Sisters," an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. Stephen is a MacDowell Colony fellow and the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award. He teaches graduate playwriting at The New School. He grew up in Scranton, PA and is a graduate of Brown University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781559365123
ISBN-10: 1559365129
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: October 27th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English