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De Stephen Karam

Résumé: The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed - then shoved - into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking 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.

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 5 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 09 août 2016
Première : mardi 09 août 2016
Dernière : dimanche 15 janvier 2017
Mise en scène : Joe Mantello
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Lauren Klein (Fiona 'Momo' Blake), Arian Moayed (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid)
Commentaires : Helen Hayes Theatre, (18/2/2016 - 24/7/2016)
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, (9/8/2016 - 15/1/2017)

6 nominations - dont 4 gagnantes - aux Tony Awards:
> Best Play Author: Stephen Karam (gagnant)
> Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney (gagnant)
> Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Jayne Houdyshell (gagnant)
> Best Scenic Design of a Play (gagnant)
> Best Lighting Design of a Play : Justin Townsend (nomination)
> Best Direction of a Play : Joe Mantello (nomination)
Presse : Les critiques sont très bonnes:

"Blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play." Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"In Stephen Karam’s beautifully wrought The Humans, even the small talk has larger echoes." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"Even if the Blakes can't quite keep all the harsh realities of life at bay, Karam's empathetic rendering of a family enduring setbacks leaves the audience hopeful that they will find strength in their love for one another." Jennifer Farrar for Associated Press

"Under Joe Mantello's impeccable direction, and in the hands of an exemplary six-member ensemble, the play builds on the ample promise of Karam's earlier works, confirming him as a uniquely probing investigator of the contemporary American psyche." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

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