‘The Humans’ Reminds Us We All Are....Human!

Thanksgiving Can be Brutal for ‘The Humans’!
At first, I thought ‘The Humans’ was just an ordinary look at some New York weirdos’ lives.....then the story began to unfold.....wait, it shone a light on events and emotions shared by all of us, even outside New York!  In other words, prepare to be challenged and feel introspective when you leave.
 
The spotlight on one Thanksgiving Day gathering of one family is a snapshot of relationships which shift and change with the interactions of different family members throughout the play.  
 
If you haven’t talked, I mean, REALLY talked, to your family recently, this play will encourage you to get together and air the things that make us all related;  break-ups, illness, aging, new beginnings, and mid-life issues.
 
I was not sure I would like it at first; but uncomfortable as the topics explored were, when I left I was pleasantly reminded that we are all alike in many basic ways, and share emotions and ups-and-downs equally.  
 
Thank you ATTPAC for bringing this award-winning play to Dallas, and taking a chance on your attendees’ intellectual acumen on such a definitive level. 
 
Richard Thomas (yes, of The Waltons’ tv fame) takes the lead as the father, and does a masterful job of transforming from a concerned father to a coping son and an actual person with feet of clay.
 
Stephen Karam’s THE HUMANS is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. 
 

At The Winspear Opera House from  May 8 - May 20, 2018

Box Office 214.880.0202 or go to www.attpac.org to purchase tickets