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THE HUMANS Begins Performances At The Ahmanson Theatre Today

THE HUMANS Begins Performances At The Ahmanson Theatre Today

Center Theatre Group will present Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning Best Play "The Humans" at the Ahmanson Theatre June 19 through July 29, 2018, with the official opening set for June 20.

Led by two-time Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello, Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell will reprise their Tony Award-winning performances in "The Humans" for the last stop of the national tour at the Ahmanson. The cast will also include previous Broadway company members Cassie Beck, Lauren Klein, Nick Mills and Sarah Steele.

The entire creative team of the Broadway production returns for the national tour, including Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Zinn, costume designer Sarah Laux, Tony Award-nominated lighting designer Justin Townsend and Drama Desk Award-winning sound designer Fitz Patton.

"The Humans," the 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play, garnered the most ecstatic reviews of any play in recent memory and was heralded as "The Best Play of the Year" by The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Record, Time Out New York, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and The Wrap.

The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed-then shoved-into the light in this uproarious, hopeful and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake (Birney) 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.

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