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The Humans

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Theatre Cedar Rapids
M-F 11am - 5pm

The Humans

March 20 @ 7:30 pm

| $25

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By Stephen Karam

2016 Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist, The New York Times calls The Humans a “piercingly funny, bruisingly sad comedy-drama about an American family teetering on the edge of the abyss.”

The Humans tells the tale of the Blake family, as they gather for Thanksgiving in their New York City apartment. As the seemingly-normal holiday unfolds, we discover the pressures bearing down upon each character.

Karam underscores his eloquently-woven story with themes of life’s fragility, and of our vulnerability to forces beyond our control. Inspired with bits of nerve-rattling symbolism, The Humans is an eerily-too-familiar depiction of the death of the American dream.

* There will be a talkback after the Sunday, March 29 performance.


  • Director: Angie Toomsen
  • Scenic Design: Scott Olinger
  • Lighting Design: Benjamin Stuben Farrar
  • Sound Design: Tommy Truelsen
  • Stage Manager: Rachel Potthoff


  • Rip Russell – Erik Blake
  • Marty Norton – Deirdre Blake
  • Noel VanDenBosch – Brigid Blake
  • Carrie Pozdol – Aimee Blake
  • Cherryl Moon Thomason – Fiona “Momo” Blake
  • Christopher Schubert – Richard

There will be an ASL-interpreted performance of The Humans on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets in a reserved section with the best view of the interpreter(s), call the box office at 319-366-8591, email, or stop by in person: 102 3rd St SE, Downtown Cedar Rapids.