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New Surry Theatre Presents “The Humans”
Friday, November 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Saturday, November 28, 2020
The 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play, “The Humans,” comes to the New Surry Theatre virtual stage this Thanksgiving.
A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Humans” is a dramedy of three generations of the Blake family as they celebrate Thanksgiving at a run-down pre-war apartment in Lower Manhattan. Breaking with the family tradition, Brigid Blake and boyfriend Richard Saad host Thanksgiving dinner for her parents, Deidre and Erik Blake, her older sister Aimee and Erik’s mother, “Momo,” who has Alzheimer’s disease, at their empty Chinatown apartment. It’s a day full of uncomfortable introductions, noisy neighbors, inappropriate jokes, awkward silences, you know, just a typical family Thanksgiving where it’s hard to get a word in edgewise. You’ll feel right at home with this all too familiar holiday that could be happening at your own home.
“The Humans” shows a typical middle-class American family struggling with anxieties of everyday life as they celebrate a Thanksgiving meal together. They laugh, they cry, they argue together as darkness falls outside and things start to go bump in the night. The Blake family shares their joys and fears with one another in a way that only family can.
This production stars Randall Simons, Tracy Green, Kate Hall, Morgan Pfohl, Patrick Harris and Cherie Magnello and is directed by Lori Sitzabee. Live-streamed performances are scheduled for Nov. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.
For tickets, visit www.newsurrytheatre.org.