"What you see at Syracuse Stage is flawless, not one hair out of place. . . The Humans is a drama of laughter and heartbreak without villains." - Syracuse New Times
"...uncannily relatable play is moving, emotional, and humorous. . . The cast members' chemistry with one another ensures this family drama is brought to life in a beautiful and natural way." - Broadway World
Critically acclaimed winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans offers a compelling look at a slice of contemporary life as seen through a family Thanksgiving celebration. The Blakes of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Eric and Deirdre, have come to Chinatown to spend the holiday with their adult daughters, Aimee and Brigid. Along for the celebration are Momo, Eric’s mother teetering in and out of consciousness, and Richard, Brigid’s boyfriend. Of course, they eat turkey, but when they talk turkey, it really gets interesting. A blisteringly funny and poignant play about people we might know and people we could be.
Show runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 @ 1:00 PM (Performance at 2:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (Immediately following the 7:00 PM performance)
Stay in your seat after the show for a talkback with the The Humans cast moderated by Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 @ 1:00 PM (Before the 2:00 PM matinee)
Join Chris Woodworth, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, for a deeper look into the Tony Award-winning The Humans. Woodworth teaches courses in theatre history and dramatic literature and directs regularly. Her articles have appeared in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Symposium, Theatre Annual, Text and Presentation, as well as a number of edited collections. She is co-editor of Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and a past participant in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University and the SITI Summer Theater Workshop.
THURSDAY, MAY 2 @ 6:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Join us before the show for a pre-show party with half-priced drinks, complimentary light fare, and activities to engage the mind and body such as spa nights or cabaret performances.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 2:00 PM (Performance at 3:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
DINNER & SHOW
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 @ 6:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) The perfect date night? This may be it. Enjoy a buffet dinner catered by Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge in our lobby followed by The Humans. Dinner at 6:00, show at 7:30. Simply select “Dinner and Show” from the dropdown menu when purchasing tickets.
THURSDAY, MAY 9 @ 6:30 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
FRIDAY, MAY 10 (Following the 8:00 PM performance) Our bar is staying open late! Join us after the show for drinks and mingling.