The Humans

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The Humans

Session Times
Mon – Sat: 7:30pm
Sat: 3:00pm

Described as “… a blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play” by the New York Times, this September Antipodes Theatre Company brings Victorian arts lovers another powerful and poignant premiere season.

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Over the course of the evening they grapple with aging, illness, and a changing economy, all while the much-anticipated reunion slowly goes awry. But as darkness falls outside, eerie things start to go bump in the night…

Winner of four TONY Awards (including Best Play) and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Humans is a highly comical and clever examination of family dynamics, and how they evolve. Running across the 2022 Dementia Action Week and during World Alzheimer’s Month, this premiere season is a compelling addition to the Victorian Arts Calendar. Not to be missed.

Launching in 2019, Antipodes Theatre Company seeks to provide a collaborative and inclusive environment for producing independent theatre in Melbourne. They strive to maintain an inclusive and safe workspace, with productions that have a dedicated focus on working with women, ethnically diverse artists, people with disability, trans and non-binary people, seniors, and other members of historically or culturally marginalised communities who are not well represented on stage.