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Capital Stage Presents the Sacramento Premiere of the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play
THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam
Directed by Michael Stevenson

Sacramento, CA — September 30, 2019 — Capital Stage presents the Sacramento premiere of THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam. Michael Stevenson, at the helm of his fifth season as Capital Stage Producing Artistic Director, will direct this Tony Award winner for Best Play. The cast will feature local favorites Jamie Jones, Matt K. Miller, and Kristine David. Performances will run from October 16 through November 17, 2019, with a Press Opening on Saturday , October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm.
THE PLAY
THE HUMANS
by Stephen Karam

Sacramento Premiere
2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play

Breaking with tradition, Eric Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. 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.

“The Humans explores, across an enthralling spectrum of ups and downs, what being a family is all about.” —THE WASHINGTON POST
THE PLAYWRIGHT
Stephen Karam's plays include THE HUMANS (Tony Award, Obie Award for Playwriting, Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Pulitzer Prize finalist), SONS OF THE PROPHET (Drama Critics' Circle Award, and Pulitzer Prize finalist), and SPEECH & DEBATE. His adaptation of Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD premiered on Broadway as part of Roundabout's 2016 season; his film adaptation of THE SEAGULL starring Annette Bening premiered in 2018. Recent honors include two Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama League Award, and a Hull-Warriner Award. Stephen is a graduate of Brown University and grew up in Scranton, PA. www.stephenkaram.com
THE DIRECTOR
Michael Stevens is entering his fifth season as Producing Artistic Director at Capital Stage. For Capital Stage, he has directed THE OTHER PLACE, SWEAT, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, LUNA GALE, STUPID F##KING BIRD, HOW TO USE A KNIFE, DISGRACED, MR. BURNS, IDEATION, CLYBOURNE PARK, MAURITIUS, ERRATICA (World Premiere), and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. He has directed at regional theatres including: B Street Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Shakspeare Company, and Sacramento Theatre Compnay. As as an actor he has appeared at many regional theatres including: 42nd Street Moon, American Conservatory Theatre, The Aurora Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Capital Stage, B Street Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre. He holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre.
THE CAST
THE PRODUCTION
THE HUMANS will be directed by Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stevenson (THE OTHER PLACE, SWEAT, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, LUNA GALE, STUPID F##KING BIRD, HOW TO USE A KNIFE, DISGRACED, MR. BURNS, IDEATION, CLYBOURNE PARK, MAURITIUS, ERRATICA (World Premiere), and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES). The production will feature Kristine David (LOVE AND INFORMATION, MAURITIUS), Jamie Jones (THE ROOMMATE, MARJORIE PRIME, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, THE TOTALITARIANS, TRIBES, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL), Matt K. Miller (SWEAT, AN OCTOROON, LOVE AND INFORMATION, SUPERIOR DONUTS, SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME), Janet L. Motenko (Capital Stage debut), Damien Seperi (Capital Stage debut), and Karen Vance (Capital Stage debut). The production design team will include Timothy McNamara (Scenic design), Michael Palumbo (Lighting design), Rebecca Redmond (Costume design), Ed Lee (Sound design), Christa Kinch (Properties design), and Samantha McLean Haas (Scenic Charge Artist).

Performances for THE HUMANS will begin with three previews on Wednesday, Oct. 16 & Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 pm, and Friday, Oct. 18 at 8:00 pm. The production will open Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 pm. Performances will continue through Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Showtimes will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
 
Regular ticket prices range from $25-47. Discount tickets are available as follows: Student Rush tickets are $10 with valid student ID in person within 1 hour of performance (NEW); Senior tickets are $5 off regular priced tickets; Military personnel tickets are $10 off regular priced tickets with valid ID; and Group Rate tickets are $5 off each for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464, or online at capstage.org.
FACT SHEET
WHAT:
C apital Stage presents THE HUMANS by Stephen Karam
Directed by Michael Stevenson

WHERE:
Capital Stage, 2215 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

WHEN: October 16 — November 17

Previews:
Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7:00 pm, tickets $25
Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 pm, tickets $25
Friday, Oct. 18 at 8:00 pm, tickets $25

Opening Night:
Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 pm, tickets $44-49 tickets

Regular Performances:
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $32-37 ( NEW PERFORMANCE TIME )
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $32-37
Thursdays at 7:00 pm, tickets $37-42
Fridays at 8:00 pm, tickets $37-42
Saturdays at 2:00 pm, tickets $35-40
Saturdays at 8:00 pm, tickets $39-44
Sundays at 2:00 pm, tickets $37-42


BOX OFFICE:
Phone: 916-995-5464
Online: capstage.org
Location: 2215 J Street, Sacramento CA 95816


WHO:
Playwright: Stephen Karam
Director: Michael Stevenson
Cast: Kristine David*, Jamie Jones*, Matt K. Miller*,
Janet L. Motenko, Damien Seperi*, Karen Vance
Scenic Design: Timothy McNamara
Lighting Design: Michael Palumbo
Costume Design: Rebecca Redmond
Sound Design: Ed Lee
Properties Design: Christa Kinch
Scenic Charge Artist: Samantha McLean Haas
Stage Manager: Melissa Jernigan*

*Member Actors' Equity Association