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According to Stephen Karam, The Humans is meant to examine the “black pit of dread and malaise Americans have been trying to climb out of post-9/11 and post-financial crisis.” This Thanksgiving tale of the Irish-American Blake clan is part family drama, part hilarious observation, and part horrifying tragedy. The Humans had its world premiere in Chicago in the fall of 2014. It opened to positive reviews and was produced on Broadway in February of 2016 with the same cast. After winning several awards including a Drama Desk and a Tony for Best Play, The Humans was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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