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The Humans

Modern Drama | 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play

Three generations of the Blake family have assembled for Thanksgiving and everyone is determined to make the best of it, but as they attempt to focus on the positive, old wounds, current mistakes, and future fears threaten their stability. Both blisteringly funny and deeply chilling, Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) offers a stunning portrayal of the human condition; a family at its best and worst navigating the challenges of everyday life.

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

Themes

  • This play depicts a family experiencing several different conflicts and challenges. But like many families, these characters don't always communicate what they are going through and what support they need. What advice would you give someone who needs support from their family but isn't comfortable asking?
  • Part of the set design involves seeing two levels of the home, upstairs and downstairs. Some characters may spend time in specific places in the home, for comfort/privacy/etc. What is a space that is comfortable for you to retreat to? This might be in a home or somewhere else. Where is a place you like to relax?
  • Along with this being a story about a family, there is also an element of suspense, as they hear mysterious sounds and don't know for sure what they are. Do you think this is a literal sound they are all hearing, or might this sound be symbolic of a larger theme?
Contains mature language and themes such as dementia and illness. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance.

Thursday, October 06 2022 at 7:30 pm

Historic Hamm Building

408 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102

In partnership with

Park Square Theatre

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Back to Theaters Page

The Humans

Thursday, October 06 2022 at 7:30 pm

Historic Hamm Building

408 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102

In partnership with

Park Square Theatre

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Modern Drama | 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Play

Three generations of the Blake family have assembled for Thanksgiving and everyone is determined to make the best of it, but as they attempt to focus on the positive, old wounds, current mistakes, and future fears threaten their stability. Both blisteringly funny and deeply chilling, Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) offers a stunning portrayal of the human condition; a family at its best and worst navigating the challenges of everyday life.

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

Themes

  • This play depicts a family experiencing several different conflicts and challenges. But like many families, these characters don't always communicate what they are going through and what support they need. What advice would you give someone who needs support from their family but isn't comfortable asking?
  • Part of the set design involves seeing two levels of the home, upstairs and downstairs. Some characters may spend time in specific places in the home, for comfort/privacy/etc. What is a space that is comfortable for you to retreat to? This might be in a home or somewhere else. Where is a place you like to relax?
  • Along with this being a story about a family, there is also an element of suspense, as they hear mysterious sounds and don't know for sure what they are. Do you think this is a literal sound they are all hearing, or might this sound be symbolic of a larger theme?
Contains mature language and themes such as dementia and illness. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance.