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Performance announced for the 2016 Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans

March 22-31, 2019
Performance announced for the 2016 Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans
Performance announced for the 2016 Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans

Lead, SD- The Gold Camp Players (GCP) Community Theater at Homestake Opera House (HHOH) announces the performances for Stephen Karam’s Tony Award-winning dark comedy play The Humans on March 22-24 and March 29-31, 2019. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7:00pm and Sunday matinees start at 2:00pm.

Admission is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for HHOH members and $5.00 for students (6-17).  Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online in advance of performances at www.homestakeoperahouse.org.

The Humans is directed by Rob Andresen and Assistant Director is Sierra Ward. Set design/build is by Joel Edgar. Stage Manager is Sherry Bea Smith, and Phelan Scherer is lights/sound technician.

“The play doesn’t necessarily lay out the story line from start to finish,” said Andresen.  “The play makes each person in the audience think for themselves, to create why and what happens by using their imagination.”

ABOUT THE PLAY:  The Humans is filled with equal parts humor and hurt, and tells the story of the quintessential family reunion-a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic humans fears: old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. Breaking with tradition, Irish-American Erik Blake (Moses Ward) has brought his wife, Deidre (LeeAnn Paananen) and his mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”, played by Diana Mathisrud) for Thanksgiving to the new home of his daughter Brigid (Laura Floyd) and her boyfriend (Dustin Floyd) in lower Manhattan. His mother is
suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee (Lindsey Lothrop) has recently been the victim of a nasty breakup.  The parents are disappointed that their daughters have left home to struggle in New York City, and worried the daughters are abandoning their values.  As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

“(An) inestimably kind, rich and beautiful play…truly remarkable and exceptionally moving.  Few writers of his generation have achieved anything quite like The Humans…a play about the horrors of ordinary life and the love we need to counter them.” - Chicago Tribune

The Humans is produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York, NY.

Support for The Humans is provided by the South Dakota Arts Council through the SD Dept. of Tourism from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Support from the HHOH is provided in part by annual members, the City of Lead, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, and Mary Adams Mastrovich.

The HHOH is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning the building to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide educational and cultural opportunities for generations to come.

For more information or how to volunteer at this event, contact the HHOH office at 605-584-2067 or visit HomestakeOperaHouse.org The building is wheelchair accessible. Parking located within 3 block of theater.  The HHOH is an equal opportunity provided and employer.

 
 
Location Information
Historic Homestake Opera House Society
911 Washington Street
PO Box 412
Lead, SD 57754-1439
Website: www.homestakeoperahouse.org
 
Contact Information
Shanon Morrison
Email: shanon@homestakeoperahouse.org
   



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