SHOWS AND EVENTS

Curious Theatre Company presents

The Humans

November 2 – December 22, 2018

Holding strong to their motto “no guts, no story,” Curious Theatre Company is presenting the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, THE HUMANS by Stephan Karam playing now through December 22. The play, a regional premiere, reflects Curious’ dedication to bringing new works to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. It also echoes their ongoing commitment to provocative modern theatre while branching out by producing a holiday show for the first time in the company’s history.

The Humans also won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, the 2016 Obie Award for Playwriting, and was a finalist for the 2016 the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play is hailed by critics from the New York Times, NPR, TimeOut New York, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and more as the “best play of the year.”

Running through the holiday season, The Humans takes place over one family’s not-so-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. Three generations of the Blake family, father Erik, mother Deirdre, eldest daughter Aimee, and grandmother, affectionately called Momo, gather in the new, and eerie, apartment of youngest daughter, Brigid, and her boyfriend Richard, to celebrate the holiday. Taking place in real time, the family grapples with the struggles of the middle class, uncertain futures, and the constant fight to keep optimism alive, all set against the backdrop of the father’s first return to New York after being present during 9-11.

Curious co-founder Dee Covington is at the helm as director of the piece. Curious Artistic Company member, Kathryn Gray, will take the role of the dementia-ridden Momo and Anastasia Davidson, last seen in last year’s powerful Detroit ’67, will play the hopeful music composer Brigid. Rounding out the cast are a few fresh faces to Curious stage including Colorado favorite Anne Butler as Dierdre, Kevin Hart as Erik, Susannah McLeod is Aimee, and Antonio Amadeo as Richard.

The design team includes Curious Artistic Company members Markas Henry and Kevin Brainerd as Scenic and Costume Designers, respectfully, whose work last season included Appropriate and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Charles Packard is the lighting designer, whose lighting work was last seen in Your Best One. Properties design will be by Donna Kanne, and sound from Stephen Tucker. 

THE HUMANS opens Saturday, November 3 and runs through to December 22; previews will be held on November 1 and 2. For tickets or more information, contact the Curious Theatre Box Office online at curioustheatre.org or over the phone 303-623-0524.

About Curious Theatre Company

The mission of Curious Theatre Company is to engage the community in important contemporary issues through provocative modern theatre. With more than 20 years of bringing thought-provoking theatre to Denver, Curious Theatre Company’s rich history showcases our commitment to playwrights with gutsy things to say. Over the last ten years, 75% of Curious plays have been written by playwrights of color, LGBTQ playwrights, or female playwrights – an unparalleled distinction in our region. We are proud to produce plays that challenge and enrich our lives through different viewpoints and storytelling styles.

Curious has been named Best Theatre Season by Westword eight times and was honored four times with Best Year by a Theatre Company by the former Denver Post Ovation Awards. Our incredible Company and the artists who work with us have earned hundreds of awards through their tireless effort to bring relevant, contemporary theatre to the Front Range.

“No guts, no story” embodies the ethos of Curious Theatre Company.

Established in 1997 by a vanguard Artistic Company that has since grown to 25 professional actors, designers, and directors at its core, Curious brings the best new theatre to Denver, producing thought-provoking plays designed to challenge ideas, stir emotions, and leave audiences thinking and talking for days.

 

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